Posted in July 2012

Running…and its role in my life and travel

Running…and its role in my life and travel

I don’t even remember why I started running, maybe it was just a convenient way to listen to music or procrastinate schoolwork, either way it really began to increase in the Summer of 2010 while I was solo travelling France and Spain, needing a way to get myself out of the hostel when I didn’t … Continue reading

Back to School (kinda)

Back to School (kinda)

School has begun! Not to be confused with “my teaching has begun”…actually I am on vacation once again with four days off due to the beginning of Ramadan. For those of you who are not familiar with Ramadan, it is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar – the month of fasting. During Ramadan, Muslims … Continue reading

Bromo

Bromo

As I think I’ve mentioned before, my village here is no stranger to “buleh” (or foreigners) due to the multitude of tourists that visit and/or pass through on their way to one of Indonesia’s main tourist attractions, Mt. Bromo. Finally this past week I got to experience it myself, not once but twice! The night after … Continue reading

A Wedding

A Wedding

Most people started rolling in on Tuesday; aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, and group after group of energetic children roamed about, continuing the preparations for the wedding to take place Friday. Furniture was removed and stored in a neighbor’s crop-house down the street as every square inch here was converted into a kitchen – clusters … Continue reading