By Jessica Fox
Just a few months after completing the online TEFL course with the International TEFL Academy, I find myself one month fresh into my ten-month English teaching contract in Indonesia. Instead of sharing a traditional travel anecdote about the colorful culture, freshly-fried food, or lovely society of Indonesia, I would like to reveal another side of where I live. I want to share about the violent side of Jakarta, the rough and tumble, the rumble and bumble. I have noticed that my tolerance for the beast has decreased, and I am much quicker to the draw. What is this beast, you ask? Oh, the beast has many faces, many shapes, sizes, smells and forms. At times, the beast is culture; other times, traffic, heat, traffic, pure gravity and terror become the enemy. Allow me to explain myself.