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In Indonesia (Feb 2013) (Jakarta City)

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This year during Chinese New Year break I went to Indonesia for five days! My classmates in Chinese class actually inspired me to go because most of them are from Indonesia. This country is just north of Australia and as you can see it's made up of a bunch of islands. I went to Java and Bali islands. You can see a map of Java in the picture below:

First I went to Jakarta, the Capitol, then to Yogyakarta to see some famous temples and then Bali is the island to the right of Java. Indonesia has too much history for me to talk about but it's been colonized by the Dutch; they speak Bahasa Indonesia there; Buddhism, Islam and Christianity are popular on Java while Hinduism is major in Bali.

So let me talk to you about Jakarta! On arriving there was some confusion about what car to take to get to the hotel. Bluebird is the only taxi company that is safe in Indonesia so we were looking for that. Long story short, a guy pretnding to be Bluebird tricked us into taking a random black c…

Finally, an update!

Hey all! Sorry for being silent for a while. Life has been really busy and I've just been going and going... no time to really sit down. What have I been up to?

Well... three-hour Chinese classes in the morning, teaching kindergarten in the afternoon and private tutoring in the evening. Even Saturdays I'm tutoring! Whew! So tiring! But...I need the money to pay for tuition and rent. I take a lot of pictures but they're mostly of my students and their art projects. If you want to see them just message me and I can show you! :)

I am going to Indonesia for a week's vacation this Saturday and I'm really excited to see the gorgeous landscapes and the famous temples AND the beach! Most of my classmates are from Indonesia so it'll be fun to see where they come from. I'm also learning Bahasa Indonesian so we won't have any problem communicating while we're there! :) I will for sure post about the trip when I get back so look for that! I will try harder to p…