Welcoming the Islamic New Year with Dragons, Drumming, and Dancing

Originally posted on Indonesiaful:
For one day only, the fantastic and the ordinary mingled side-by-side in Sepanjang, Sidoarjo. — By Kelly Fitzgerald — “Miss, the students want time to prepare for Muharrom. No class today, okay?” my co-teacher said with a smile Friday morning, five minutes before our last class of the week was supposed…

Warm Welcomes and Waterfalls: A Day Trip to Malang

East Java, known locally as Jawa Timur or Jatim (Indonesians love abbreviations), is home to four Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) for 2016-17. Yours truly is in Sidoarjo, Krupa is in Surabaya, and the charming Shreya and Caroline live in Malang. In October, Shreya and Caroline came to Surabaya for the day and helped host … More Warm Welcomes and Waterfalls: A Day Trip to Malang