Category Archives: Indonesia

Snakes and Electric Fly Swatters

Greg and I do quite a bit of grocery shopping at Lotte Mart, our market of choice, mostly for convenience. We can wheel our grocery cart packed to the rim through the parking lot up to the convenient passage to … Continue reading

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Songs You Just Can’t Get Outta Your Head…

Don’t you hate it when a song gets stuck in your head and you can’t get rid of it? For me, it’s never a mellow, relaxing song that might lull me to sleep or help me decompress from a hard … Continue reading

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Our Second Flood…

It’s nearing the end of the rainy season in Indonesia and while I can’t characterize the days as exactly sunny, there has been a noticeable downturn in the frequency and intensity of downpours. We’ve been giving a sigh of relief … Continue reading

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Taking a Stroll to MOI

There’s really not a whole lot to do in Jakarta, at least, not if you’re from the Pacific Northwest, have spent the last year tied-up at a dock on your sailboat, and prefer your entertainment to be more on the … Continue reading

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North Jakarta Flooding- January 2014

As you know, there was flooding in Jakarta a few weeks ago. Greg ended-up closing school for four days total with a weekend sandwiched in-between…good thing we are easily amused since we were stuck in one place for soooo long! … Continue reading

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The Importance of Immunizations

It’s been raining. A lot. What does this mean for us? Hmmm…perhaps a few clipart pictures to illustrate:   (Lots of rain + poor drainage= flooding) Jakarta is criss-crossed with a series of canals that run parallel to the streets. … Continue reading

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“Stay-cation” Jakarta Style

When Greg and I lived in Mongolia, we spent our Christmas and New Year break in Thailand, splitting our time between Villa la Kosta on the island of Koh Samui and Bangkok. The year we lived in Bolivia, we traveled … Continue reading

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