Now that we have our Canadian passports, popping over the border to the USofA is a lot more appealing and quicker than before. Mount Baker Recreation Area is only a couple of hours from Vancouver and so is a tempting option, given that we often see glacier-covered Mount Baker from downtown on a clear day.
In Indonesia is it acceptable to call your parents “the old people”, “orang tua” in Indonesian. In June my orang tua spent a couple of weeks in Bogor seeing the sights. Mum and dad arrived the day before my birthday, bringing with them the required gifts from visitors of gin, marmite and proper English teabags. … [Read more…]
I never thought of myself as a mall person, but when is it so hot and polluted it is nice to go somewhere where you can do it all – relax, go to the movies, eat lunch and hang out. There are an abundance of malls in Jakarta, ranging from those with tiny stores piled … [Read more…]
The weekend began with the triumph of repairing the computer. We explored some of Bogor, there is a kampung (traditional village) in the river valley just below our house (about 10 mins walk away). It’s a pretty cool place, a jumble of houses and alley ways, full of mopeds, kids, cats and laundry, with several … [Read more…]