This is my first time overseas (Singapore not counted).
I am in Jakarta and this is day 3. So far it looks like Malaysia but also pretty foreign at the same time. For example, I can't really see a racial difference in Jakarta as what I see back home. There is no Chinese, Indian and Malay culture. I just see ONE culture and it's Indonesian. The people here look alike too.
As for food, it's pretty cheap and it's pretty good. I've sampled some Sudanese spicy food (without incident).