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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. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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