Sometimes I can feel trapped by the traffic in Jakarta. Last night a group of my friends all tried to get together. One had to travel from the airport quite a ways away but the rest of us lived relatively close to each other. I tried my best but was blocked in by unbelievable traffic. As the cities roadways are so poorly managed a traffic jam 30 miles away can easily affect you leaving you questioning why on earth is the traffic so bad?! I gave up after an hour and as it turns out only one of the 6 people were able to get to the restaurant even close to our reservation time. Its hard not to feel trapped when you cant even do something as simple as meet a few friends for dinner.