If you came to visit me, I daresay you’d be impressed with several things we get to enjoy here in Indonesia. We have coconut trees in our yard that we use for fresh coconut water in our […]
“I mean, it’s nothin’ special. Just a little hole-in-the-wall café on the river.”
I’d been out exploring my town of Palangkaraya with my parents, who’d come to visit from the States. And we’d happened upon a restaurant at this bend in the road. (OK, I was kinda lost.) Later, I was trying to describe it to […]
The day the eclipse was…eclipsed
For once, it seemed like I was in the right place at the right time. Palangkaraya, Indonesia. One of a handful of places in the world where a rare full solar eclipse could be seen last week.
And I’m a girl who can’t resist Right Moments.
Tourists and scientists from around the world […]
I take a sip of the sweet pink juice my neighbor offers me and ask her where she’s from.
She says a name of a place in Borneo.
“Oh, where is that village?” I say.
“It’s not a village. It’s a river.”
Of course. Kalimantan (the Indonesian name for Borneo) is known as the “land of a thousand rivers,” and […]
For the past few days, I’ve been on the hunt for “oven parts” in the piles of boxes in our new house here in Palangkaraya. It only just occurred to me today to ask Brad what exactly “oven parts” look like.
“Like a regulator.”
Right. Got it. And I do. It’s one of the many things I […]
“Good job, Mom! You didn’t cry!” my daughter Zoe congratulated me recently. We were visiting our old home of 10 years on the island of Tarakan, off the coast of northeast Kalimantan. It had been over four years since we left, and I think Zoe was worried I would repeat the great outpouring of emotion […]