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Fire, Death, and Rebirth

Traveling-Forever

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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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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Destiny or Luck?

Traveling-Forever

Did I end up traveling the world and living in Indonesia because it was my destiny? Or was it just bad luck – or maybe good luck? Destiny and luck have a lot in common. The general idea seems to be that both involve something that is beyond a person’s control – something that can […]

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What’s Under Those Headscarves?

Traveling-Forever

I’m an American female living in Indonesia, which has a majority Muslim population. You may already know that the government of Indonesia is not religious. It’s secular and recognizes many different religions. In fact, we get holidays for many different religious – Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, and probably more that are just slipping my mind […]

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