Perhaps some may wonder: ‘if you live in Jakarta and need a break from the city’s chaos, why would you choose to visit another city (Bogor) to seek refreshment? Would it not be better to see and experience some of Indonesia’s beautiful countryside (for example the Puncak Pass area in West Java) for a short getaway and relaxation?’

Well, they certainly have a point. But for those expats (or Indonesians) who are limited in terms of movement (because they do not have a car or motorcycle) and who are therefore dependent on public transportation or private transportation services, it is much easier to access a city like Bogor than it is to access the rural or more remote, yet gorgeous, areas in Indonesia. This especially becomes relevant when traveling with one, or more, small children.

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