844 days, 20,256 hours, 1,215,360 minutes, or 72,921,600 seconds. That is the approximate duration of my world tour. I never wanted it to end and now, in a manner of speaking, I suppose it never has to. If you wish to go by country do so by clicking on one above. They are numbered in the order I visited them, more or less. If you enjoy reading about it even a tenth as much as I enjoyed living it then you will not have wasted your time. Grab a refreshing beverage, settle in a comfortable chair, and make a journey across the world, experiencing it as I did. Then get off your ass and check it out for yourself. You're not getting any younger.

Indonesia Launches Women-only Trains (Planetgreen.com)

By Rachel Cernansky
Fri Aug 20, 2010 16:51
To view original article go here.


Jakarta has launched what seems like a pretty unique method of combatting sexual harassment in public transportation: women-only trains.
Sexual harassment has been a problem in the city and in public transportation in particular, the BBC reports, men have been using crowded rush hours as an opportunity.
So now, one of the busiest commuter routes into Jakarta has two women-only carriages (with pink seats), and if the experiment proves successful, the state-run PT Kereta Api rail service will add similar cars to other lines.
It certainly doesn't solve the root problem, as a 22 year-old student quoted in the story recognizes, but it's a start. Hopefully next, bigger-picture steps will follow. 

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