To lay it out, the city is lovely and vibrant. But, that would be the same with almost any other city in the world. The difference, however, is in the people; not just in Jakarta but throughout Indonesia – very respectful, warm and friendly. The easiest way to test the friendliness pulse of a city is by interacting with its cab drivers. Travelling solo, I pretty much hailed the two wheeler taxi’s run by Go-Jek and Grab (traffic congestions are pretty snarly in Jakarta). And, each ride was an experience in itself with fascinating conversations with the taxi drivers who were nothing short of super friendly.