Jakarta Take 2

I’m leaving Jakarta today. I”ll be taking a short flight to Yogyakarta later in the afternoon. I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable guy. I certainly have become very knowledgeable about the places I’ve visited, and before my trip I considered myself pretty up to date on what was going on in the world. I have …

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Go Pack Go!

I’m often asked if there are things I miss from home. Outside the obvious friends and family there is one thing I miss. Watching the Green Bay Packers. Today they are playing in what will be one of the coldest games in NFL history for the NFC Championship at Lambeau Field. It doesn’t get much …

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Jakarta

The following question is for my non-Asian readers: Name something about Indonesia which does not involve a natural disaster. When do you think of Indonesia, what image comes to mind? Can you name an Indonesian movie? Any Indonesian outside of politics? Can you name any Indonesian food dish? I asked similar questions when I first …

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KL Quickie

I’m in the cheap-o airport in Kuala Lumpur waiting for them to start check-in for my flight to Jakarta. I can tell that I’m in SE Asia. The airport is full of the gap year English backpackers. I last ran into this crowd in Fiji and probably wont have to really deal with them again …

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Bye Bye Borneo

Tomorrow I’m off to Jakarta. I hope to be in Indonesia for two weeks going through Java, Bali, and then a few days in East Timor. I came to Borneo not really knowing anything about the island. Next to nothing about the political divisions on the island, the history, the people, and very little about …

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Still in Kota Kinabalu

I was supposed to go to the park today, but the guide I was going to go with canceled on me. I’ll be here another day I guess. I have made good use of my time in KK. I’m working on a really interesting project for when I’m in Jakarta. It is something I can …

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Japan: Mecca for Sushi Lovers

Sushi is far and away my favorite food. I’m not alone in that assessment. All around the world sushi restaurants have been springing up like weeds as sushi has gained in popularity. It is easily the biggest Japanese contribution to global culture (yes, bigger than Anime). So I couldn’t really go to Japan and not …

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Borneo Burnout

I’ve been really tired since I’ve gotten back from Mulu. I’ve also had rashes on my arms and legs. I don’t know if they are related. I have a bunch of photos I still have to upload that I haven’t been able to because of poor bandwidth. I also have several long posts ready to …

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Sabah

I’m back from my three days in the rainforest at Gunung Mulu National Park. It was a really amazing experience. My muscles are still sore from all the walking and climbing I did. I’m spending today going through photos before I head off to Kinabalu National Park here in Sabah. Oddly enough, even though I …

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