Narun, an Angkor Wat tour guide, watches for his clients.

There are ghosts at Angkor Wat.

I learned this from Narun, a tour guide there. As a boy in the early 1980s he would sometimes sleep in one of the temple’s high pagodas where cross breezes kept the mosquitos at bay.

Car(e) Free Day

For five hours every Sunday Jakarta’s authorities close the city’s main boulevard, creating a rare piece of pedestrian nirvana within the heart of a capital better known for gridlock.

Bi-Bi Baby

Within minutes of engaging in chit-chat with complete strangers in Indonesia, the conversation turns to family – more precisely asking where mine might be.