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.