Day 11: Heading Home

Indonesian Food We woke up in a good mood and made a bunch of jokes as we welcomed the first morning of 2019. Then we went for yet another disappointing Indonesian breakfast! Indonesian food just isn’t good to us. We find it simple and villagey. It is just rice and protein. It seems to lack the refined culinary traditions of Thailand and Vietnam. I couldn’t … Continue reading Day 11: Heading Home

Day 10: Sea Turtles

Save the Planet This morning we wake up to a buckle of six baby sea turtles. At 6:00AM we walked the little turtles to the beach to let them instinctively scamper into the waves. They are born along on the beach with only one thought, “head for the ocean”. That’s exactly what they did the moment they were released on the sand. Only 1/1000 of … Continue reading Day 10: Sea Turtles

Day 5: Waterfall #400,000

Cowboys In Paradise Today I woke up a bit late around 10:00 and had coffee with the German woman Sabine. She told me in detail about her experience with intercultural relationships. She also told me that Indonesia, in particular Bali, has many western women dating Indonesian men. Almost like Thailand, but for women instead of men. Then she showed me a YouTube preview for a … Continue reading Day 5: Waterfall #400,000

Day 4: Yogyakarta

I woke up early in the morning to the sounds of four Indonesian master snorers practicing in their sleep. Inspired by the animism of Pokémon, I imagined that the Snorlax (a huge snoring Pokémon) must be native to Indonesia. I was rescued by my earplugs and slept until 7:30AM when I got up and ate a polite breakfast with my snoring assailants – four well … Continue reading Day 4: Yogyakarta

Day 2: Borobudur

Sleeping on Saturday night was hell ya uncomfortable because the air condition was breathing asthmatically and I an older Italian woman was snoring and farting. I ended up closing all the curtains around my bed and sleeping naked; which is something a person shouldn’t do in a semi-public place. Although I went to bed at 10PM, I think I only slept for an hour and … Continue reading Day 2: Borobudur

Day 1: Yogyakarta

  My flight to Singapore suddenly landed in Kuala Lumpur. The landing wasn’t sudden, but my realization that I was in fact headed to in Kuala Lumpur didn’t dawn on me until I was already en route. I had been focused on organizing Trinh’s flights through Singapore that I hadn’t remembered that mine was through Malaysia. I felt like a flight attendant who knows what … Continue reading Day 1: Yogyakarta