Tuesday, May 31, 2011


we went and visited a kampung - poor village area- of jakarta one saturday morning. our friends were there helping out on a giant medical day and we went and wandered around with this group of children that befriended us. the thing that i coudnt get over was the amount of plastic and garbage everywhere in this village. kids playing in it, chickens pecking in it, even goats wandering around and sniffing out what they could.

Friday, April 15, 2011

nusa lembongan

This island- Nusa Lembongan- is off the south east side of Bali. Its very quiet and small. We rented bikes one day and rode around. I snagged this shot of the girl trying to sell us seashells.

The island gets money from the seaweed the locals sell to companies to use in makeup products and ice cream as well as the fishing industry.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

monkey business

[monkeys wrestling in the pond]

When we were in Ubud, Bali (December 2010), we went to the infamous Monkey Forrest. You pay a few thousand rupiah and then walk around the forest/ temple complex that all these monkeys live in. It was crazy merely because of the proximity to the city of Ubud. The monkeys were feisty as well- willing to steal things from you as well as jump all over you.

[curious little guy]

[taking a breather before playing with the other monkeys again]

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

borobudur, indonesia

buddhist monument near yoyakarta, indonesia. beautiful place early in the morning before the hordes of tourists arrive. worth a visit for sure.

Monday, March 14, 2011

alley way

I love glimpses of alleyways of neighborhoods. Its a doorway to world usually unknown to the general public.

kota, jakarta, java, indonesia

Saturday, March 12, 2011


We were hiking outside of Cimaja (Java, Indonesia) looking for a waterfall we had read about in our guidebook that seemed like a decently easy hike. Little did we know we would end up off the beaten trail with a group of 10 year olds leading us to an undiscovered beauty. The trail just blended into the jungle. If we lost sight of the kids, I'm not sure we would know where to go! The mud path slipped and slid around trees, down the side of the mountain and on the edge of drop offs. We were rewarded with an amazing swimming hole and beautiful waterfall that I'm sure few people besides these locals have laid eyes on. By the time we made it back to the village, we decided to treat our "guides" to a drink. Of course, they all wanted to drink a cold Coca-Cola. :)

cimaja, java, indonesia