Holidays in Jakarta are always trickier than you expect.
Geraldine has flown to Jakarta to visit Eliza and her family.
They hit the city's furniture shops and discuss whether round tables lead to better dinner parties?
But their plans for a dose of culture go awry. Eliza and Geraldine brave Jakarta's terrible traffic to visit the new modern art museum, only to find that it's closed for three months.
These kind of frustrations punctuate life in Indonesia.
The women also discuss the pressures on families during school holidays and the bliss of being freed from the daily routine.
New York Times on Museum Macan Jakarta
The Children - Sydney Theatre Company
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Eliza Harvey is the host of Long Distance Call along with her Mum, Geraldine Doogue.
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