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Final Reflections on my year in Indonesia

So, I’m home.  And I’ve been getting that question I knew would be waiting for me… “How was Indonesia?!” That three word question.  How to answer it? Great? Amazing?  Life changing? Crazy? Surreal? I wanted to wait a little while … Continue reading

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Being Profesh

As many of my blogs are about my travels and trips and sometimes day-to-day annoyances/observations, I thought I’d talk a bit about my more professional moments. (With a few asides). Here, at my school—IAIN (Insitut Agama Islam Negeri- State Institute … Continue reading

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Gallivanting round the Gilis

Following Bali, Holly and I parted ways with Autumn, and caught a ferry to the Gili Islands.   The Gilis are these beautiful little islands off the coast of Lombok—there are 3 main ones; Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. … Continue reading

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When I said I was moving to Indonesia, the few people who actually had heard of it/knew something about it said, “oh, Bali?! Eat, Pray, Love?!”    Alas, no, I do not live in Bali, but yes, it is as … Continue reading

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Becording to me, Tana Toraja is Terrific!

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi Tana Toraja is world famous for having its own incredibly unique culture—especially when it comes their rituals surrounding death. A bigger group—seven of us, traveled to Tana Toraja together, but not before meeting up in Makassar, with … Continue reading

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Frolics around Flores: Part 2 (cross-island, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Rinca, and in a boat in the sea)

We arrived in Labuan Bajo after a one-night stopover in Ende and a seriously long (12 hour) drive across the beautiful island of Flores.  We left from Maumere—it took about 5 hours to reach Ende, where we stayed overnight (me, … Continue reading

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Frolics around Flores: Part 1 (Maumere & Moni)

Following more than a month of traveling during my semester break, here I sit in Palembang trying to muster the energy to even begin to describe my whirlwind tour of Eastern Indonesia.  So yes, my life here may appear to … Continue reading

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