Java, Indonesia

The volcanic crater lake of Kawah Ijen, on the island of Java, Indonesia.  Everyday, Indonesian miners carry 60-90kg of sulphur on their backs in bamboo baskets. The trip takes four hours, and they are only paid 100,000 rupiah ($10US). About the Photographer Brien Silver is a world traveler and teacher from Texas. He is currently […]

Things I Miss About Teaching Abroad

This post has been written by guest blogger, Laura Ambrey. It’s been a few years now since I’ve left the ESL teaching game… Sometimes I miss it. Here’s why: I miss… the cultural immersion. In no other job or travel experience did I have such instant involvement in the culture. Working with and teaching Indonesians […]

Let’s Talk Teeth

I have seen rotting teeth on children everywhere: Indonesia, Honduras, and yes, even Taiwan. You would think that since I currently work at a posh private school, with students from extremely wealthy families, that all of their teeth would be sparkling white. But the truth is, sugar does not discriminate. Even on visits home to the […]

Mount Rinjani

View from the summit of Mount Rinjani, located on the  island of Lombok in Indonesia. About the Photographer Rowan Castle is a travel photographer currently residing in Indonesia. To see more of Rowan’s stunning photos, check out his Flickr page. Do you have a photo you’d like to submit for Photo of the Week?  Please send […]

Desperate Housemaids

Bakso– a traditional Indonesian soup made with beef meatballs, noodles, and vegetables. And according to my maid, the stuff is worth its weight in gold. The school I work for provides all their teachers with maids. It took me awhile to get accustomed to this luxury, and it has left me a little spoiled. I […]