Tagged with Bromo

Outside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

All Peace Corps volunteers are given a primary project – in my case that being teaching English as a foreign language to 10th and 11th grade students. However, in addition to our primary assignment, we are encouraged to undertake a secondary project. Secondary projects are found in a wide variety as they’re essentially dependent on … Continue reading

Kasada

Kasada

Well it’s been a few weeks since my last post so let me briefly fill you in on what I’ve been up to. Last time we spoke, I told you all that school is back in session. However, with the onset of Ramadan and my school still under construction, one will rarely find me in … 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

To the Mountains

To the Mountains

Thinking back on college, the boys and I threw some pretty outrageous parties out on Del Playa; Mechanical Bulls, Fire Dancers, Chilean Miners vs. Somalian Pirates, and always the strangers piling in by the hundreds. Yet I can say without a doubt that this was my first time in attendance to a circumcision party. One … Continue reading