Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Last Sunday I went to Borobudur. It is a Hindu temple about 1.5 hours away from Salatiga where I live. Below is a picture of the temple. It used to be one of the 7 wonders but something bumped it off the the list. My friends wanted to drink snake blood when I went there but friend that knew where to try ended up not going as you would imagine I was very disappointed(sarcasm). It was a good trip. I went there with some Indonesian friends of mine that were from that area but moved to Salatiga.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Yesterday I was able to go to a coffee plantation for a cultural event. It was a real good trip. When we got there we got on these vehicales which took us up the mountain.

On the way up we had a really nice view.

I found out coffee beans are actually seeds and are red when they are ripe. They have a small amount fruit on them that you can eat.

After we visited the coffee fields they also had some with coco trees. Coco beans are also seeds from a fruit. When It is ripe it is purple. Coco seeds also are purple on the inside and taste like bakers chocolate, but the fruit tastes good.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Hi everyone I am now in Salitga which is where I will be studying Indonesian. I will start orientation this tuesday. I am looking forward to get the laguage learning process started. I do not have any pictures to post yet but some will be coming soon.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Drivers Licesne

Today I went and got my Indonesian Drivers license and also a Indonesian Motorcycle license. I did not have to take any test I just had to pay 35 dollars per a license. Their driver license also have a copy of you thumb print on your license. I have never ridden a motorcycle before but my roommate tells me that the bikes around are small enough I should not have too may troubles learning.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I Made It!

After a couple of long flights I am finally in Indonesia. I am really excited to be here.

Below is a picture of the flight path from LAX (Los Angeles) to TPE (Taipei, Taiwan)

I arrived at LAX at about 5:30 and Ben and Ruth Kane got there at about 8 pm our flight did not leave until 1:30 am but we wanted to be sure to get there early in case there were any problems. I was there earlier because I had a friend Cliff drop me off after I we picked up my visa at the Consulate in Los Angeles. Here is a picture of us waiting to board our flight at LAX

Our plane stopped in Taipei just to refuel. Then we were off to Malaysia where we would have a lay over before going to Jakarta. Here is a picture of the flight path.

I Arrived in Jakarta yesterday. Right now I am at the NTM guesthouse in Jakarta. This Sunday I will be heading to Palu. That is the city where my visa was processed. After that I will be going to Salatiga which is where I will be learning the culture and language of the Indonesian people.