Wheels Down, Jakarta

Jess Jiang and Robert Smith just got to Jakarta, where cotton is being spun into yarn for the Planet Money men's T-shirt. They'll be posting photos on our new T-shirt Tumblr — assuming they don't spend their whole trip stuck in traffic. #seedtoshirt

The first thing everyone tells you about Jakarta is don't expect to get anywhere on time.  This is the largest city in the world without a mass transit system. The roads are gridlocked all day long.  Even the bikes don't move.

The first thing everyone tells you about Jakarta is don't expect to get anywhere on time. This is the largest city in the world without a mass transit system. The roads are gridlocked all day long. Even the bikes don't move. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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