Category Archives for "Indonesia"

Fire, Death, and Rebirth

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Late October and early November 2010 was a time no one living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will ever forget. Mt. Merapi, one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the world just north of Yogyakarta, gave the performance of a lifetime – or as scientists proclaimed ‘a once-in-a-hundred-years eruption.’ People in the area were accustomed to […]

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Women in Indonesia

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I’ve been writing a lot of posts about Indonesia. That’s natural, right? It’s where I’ve made my home for the past 36 years. You may not know much about Indonesia other than the Bali bombing from 2002. And you might also know that most Indonesians are Muslim. If you’re not Muslim (I’m not either), you might […]

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When Death Isn’t Goodbye

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I’ve thought a lot about death recently. My mom is 92 years old and has severe dementia. I realize that her time on earth is coming to an end.  I don’t think any of us like to think of our own death. But there’s a place in Indonesia that puts a new light on death and […]

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Scuba Diving in Indonesia

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If you live in the United States and you’re a scuba diver, the closest places for you to enjoy the underwater world are in the Caribbean. I’ve been diving in the Caribbean and loved it. Yes, diving in the Caribbean is wonderful, but if you want a more exotic dive vacation, why not consider Indonesia. There […]

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Java Is My Home

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Travel can be so transformative. It can – rejuvenate you from your 9-5 job or your online work expose you to behaviors and thoughts different from what you know at home stimulate you to imagine how you can make your life better check help your spirit rise above your usual routine check even help you […]

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