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February 2014

Lembang Floating Market

I already wrote about seeing the volcano near Bandung when Josh and I went on our Tropical Christmas trip, but since we had a car at our disposal for the day, we wanted to check out some of the other attractions in the area. When our driver recommended the floating market, we were intrigued and agreed that it would make a great addition to our itinerary, though we weren’t entirely sure what it was.

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Best Meals: Tropical Christmas Trip

I have found that Indonesia is a deliciously easy country to be vegetarian in, with an abundance of soybean products like tofu and tempeh, interesting vegetable dishes, and exotic fruits. My adventures over Christmas only confirmed this fact, and in case any potential visitors to Indonesia are worried about finding some good food, here are the five best meals I ate during a week of traveling around Java.

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The Ministry of Coffee

In my past travels, I’ve mostly just looked for whatever accommodation was cheapest, a strategy that usually landed me in a mediocre-to-crappy hostel. But my most recent adventures have been different because in Indonesia–where accommodation is significantly cheaper than the US or Europe–I’ve been able to find much better places to stay for roughly the same price I would pay for a dorm bed in a London hostel.

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Monthly Update: January 2014

My fifth month working at EF has flown by. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month already since Josh and I got home from our Tropical Christmas trip! I still have plenty more to write about that, but for now, here’s what I got up to in January.

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