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Exploring Raja Ampat’s Magic

Day 1 Landed at sunrise at a tiny airport in forest drenched Sorong with a rusted roof on the one carousel baggage claim area filled with porters. Took an ojek ride past markets and trash-free streets and Papuan women’s slow … Continue reading

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Lombok

When we arrived in Padang Bai at 11pm on Thursday to catch the Lombok ferry, the line was already long. While waiting, we met the members of a long-distance, Indonesian bike team of twenty or so men wearing matching red … Continue reading

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Camping and Snorkeling Trip to Menjangan

To get to Menjangan, you have to drive north to Labuhan Lalang and take a 30min boat ride to the island. I organized with Nono, our amazing guide, to meet him there and do an overnight on the island, which … Continue reading

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In Bali, Ancestors Walk the Earth

Ibu Ayu always greeted me with a smile. No matter how tired, her petite frame sometimes sagged under the weight of life, she would smile and ask how I was, delighting in conversations that mixed my little Indonesian and her … Continue reading

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Komodo (5/28-29/12)

Komodo Flying from Bali to Flores is breathtaking— the ocean bursts with islands and phenomena like Mt. Rinjani on Lombok (the second highest volcanic crater in Indonesia, its brim filled with lakes). We arrive at one small terminal with a … Continue reading

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there are worse places to be born a woman (6/25/12)

There are worse places to be born a woman. Afghanistan, where Karzai passed a “code of conduct” in 2012 saying women should not mingle with strange men in schools, markets, offices. Can be beaten by their husbands. The Congo, where … Continue reading

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Bike Ride to Start Summer 16/6/12

Evan calls to see if I want to join him for a bike ride. We drive up the east coast onto a series of winding roads, searching map and roads (and map does not always match with roads) to find … Continue reading

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