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Archive for May, 2016

The Ramadan and Ngabuburit Posted by on May 31, 2016

Bulan Puasa, or the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is around the corner. Muslims in Indonesia welcome the month of blessing with excitement. It is the month when Muslims truly devote their time to performing good deeds and religious activities, such as increasing prayer (‘sembahyang’), Quran recitation, and giving in charity. It is the month…

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Tentang Indonesia (About Indonesia) Posted by on May 24, 2016

This blog is all about the language and culture of Indonesia, so why not learn a bit about this fascinating country in its national language? Here’s a little reading activity – in Bahasa and then in English – accompanied by some vocabulary that will teach you about the country and provide a good language lesson…

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Maumere Snorkeling Trip Posted by on May 19, 2016

Maumere was once a top diving destination, but the earthquake and ensuing tsunami of 1992 destroyed most of the coral in the area and the tourism industry along with it. Thankfully, the coral has started to regrow, and tourists are slowly but surely coming back as well. Check out some highlights from a great day…

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Hiking Mt. Egon Posted by on May 18, 2016

Staying in the backpacker-friendly Lena House outside of Maumere, you can easily cruise up to the trail to hike Mt. Egon. This volcano is still very active – in January over 1,000 villagers were forced to evacuate when it started spewing toxic gas and clouds of ash. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case on our visit…

Bali Spirit Festival Video Posted by on May 10, 2016

A celebration of yoga, dance, and music, the Bali Spirit Festival is an amazing event that draws thousands of people from all over the world. Check out some highlights from the 2016 installment in this short video.

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