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Archive for August, 2016

Trekking at Mt. Rinjani (Part Two) Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

After an intense first day of uphill hiking – much of it in the rain – we camped under the stars on the first night of our Mt. Rinjani trek. Having gone to bed at just 8 o’clock, we rose from our tents bright and early to take in the sunrise over the mountain. Here…

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Colors In Indonesian Culture Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

Color plays an integral role in Indonesian lives and society.  Color is intertwined with traditions, customs, and beliefs in the country. As citizens of one of the world’s most culturally and ethnically diverse countries (450 languages and over 300 ethnic groups), Indonesians interpret color in a unique way.  It culturally extends the ideas of group identity, social class…

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Mt. Rinjani Video (Part One) Posted by on Aug 22, 2016

Towering at 3,726 meters, Mt. Rinjani is the 2nd highest volcano in all of Indonesia. Trekking here is one of the most popular adventures in the country, with multi-day trips taking you to waterfalls, the crater lake, natural hot springs, and the summit if you can make it. Check out the highlights of a 3-day Mt.…

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Trekking at Mt. Rinjani (Part One) Posted by on Aug 18, 2016

One of the highlights of traveling in Indonesia is a multi-day trek up Gunung Rinjani on the island of Lombok. Towering at 3,726 meters (12,224 ft), this active volcano is the 2nd tallest in all of Indonesia. Trekking trips range from 2-5 days and go all the way to the summit or just to the crater rim…

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Summer Olympics in Indonesian Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

Every four years, the eyes of the world are on the Summer Olympics. In Indonesian, the games are known as Olimpiade Musim Panas. This year, the games are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The slogan for the 2016 Olympics is “A new world,” or “Sebuah dunia baru” in Indonesian. Over 11,000 athletes representing 206…

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