What are the chances you will make your way to tour Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia? I hope you do, but if it seems unlikely, this blog post will give you a taste of this friendly, off-the-beaten-path city of Indonesia.
Around nine the next morning, Madi arrives to pick us up and take us to shore on the Kumai side of the river. We park next to an enormous wooden boat, the scale of which boggles the mind. Imagine the trees required to build those beams!
For the record, chicken feet really do taste good. -S.
Source: I Am a Chicken Foot Survivor
On the outside world, Andrew and I are busy making new friends. Upon our arrival in Kumai, a man stops by in a long canoe with his wife and little girl to welcome us to the anchorage. He introduces himself as Madi, and he speaks excellent English. He invites us to explo
Source: Where Are Your Babies?
*Disclaimer* This post is tongue in cheek, written by me, and not an actual job listing for any particular school in Jakarta. It is, however, based on facts and my own observation of some amazing opportunities for teachers who may want to travel and teach in Indonesia.
Source: It’s a Jakarta Life
“So what do you have planned today?” My mom asks me. For the last hour or two, I’ve been rooted to the same spot on Sonrisa’s salon bench, strategically nestled beneath the fan. Sweat glistens on my upper lip and drips off my chin. My parents are enjoying this view via Facetime. I would go up o
Source: Sea Bees and Balibo
Knowing our sponsor letter for Indonesia would take at least a week, we submitted all the paperwork and then decided to sail to the island just off the mainland to go scuba diving, Ataoru. Part of the coral sea triangle, a visit by marine biologists recently declared it to be one of the most divers
In which our heroes collide with a whale. No kidding.
Fear. We spend so much time on this blog talking about fear! Does it get annoying sometimes? It annoys me. Andrew and I are always teaming up to convince Leslie there is nothing to fear. But I know, we are lying a little bit. There are plenty of things to fear out there — like marinas with air
Source: A Whale of a Tale, By Sonrisa
We spent an entire month in the Kei Islands. Part of our long stay is simply because there is a lot about Kei Islands to enjoy; part of our long stay is our collective indecision about what to do about the Indonesia Visa Conundrum. As Leslie mentioned a few posts back, the day we checked in with i
Isn’t it always a confluence of events that leads one to cavort about town in an outfit socially equivalent to a tuxedo? As usual, I blame Andrew. One of the challenges I always have upon making port is deciding what to wear. Our first endeavor is always to check in with immigrations and customs,
Source: Dress for Success
Hearing about my intended experiment, Evil Overlord goes on the attack. “This is stupid. What you are doing is stupid. Facebook is stupid.” “You’re the one who said we are headed to war.” Over-Thinker responds. “We are. What makes you think you can do anything about it? You need to
Source: The Grand Experiment