Tag Archives: Java

Puncak in Ruins, Part 3: The Year of Living Dangerously

This post is the third of five in a series. The first is: “Puncak in Ruins, Part 1: Arrival Scene” The second is: “Puncak in Ruins, Part 2: Lost Detour” In the middle of Peter Weir’s 1982 film The Year … Continue reading

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Krakatau Day Trip

This past weekend my friends Chloe, Simon, Rob and I learned that if you’re willing to hit the road at 5am then it is possible to have a complete, unhurried, outstanding day trip to the Kraktau volcano islands! I’ve been … Continue reading

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Book Club: A Shadow Falls in the Heart of Java

Less than a few chapters into Andrew Beatty’s ethnographic travel memoir A Shadow Falls in the Heart of Java the two Big Bads in the book emerge:  The State & Reformist Islam. Through efficient descriptive vignettes about the people in … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Aceh in Yogyakarta

For the past three years, the Aceh Research Training Institute (ARTI), has trained young scholars from academia, government, and the non-profit sector in social science research methods. After two selective short courses, ARTI awards small 6-month research grants to the … Continue reading

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