I’m a huge believer in sustainable travel, so whenever possible, I try to take public transportation. In Indonesia, this can be a bit of a challenge.
Josh and I spent April discovering neighborhoods in Jakarta and our own city, eating our way through several restaurants with delicious food, shopping at some of Indonesia’s best malls, and of course keeping extra busy with plenty of overtime at EF.
One of my favorite things to do, whether I am traveling or at home, is to find pretty scenes in otherwise-not-so-nice areas. When I lived in Cincinnati, my neighborhood was somewhat rough, but with a little digging, I always managed to find interesting architecture, secret gardens, or other hidden gems.
Josh and I work six days a week. While this schedule suits us just fine (in fact, Saturday classes are my favorite), it admittedly isn’t very conducive to traveling on the weekends. We’re looking forward to seeing more of Indonesia at some point, but by the time Sunday comes around, we’re ready to spend a good part of the day relaxing. As a result, we’re starting to find plenty of things to do in our own area.
This week marked the end of my first month teaching in Indonesia. It has been a wonderful few weeks here, and I’m looking forward to teaching for at least the rest of the year, and probably even longer! Last time, I wrote about what it is like teaching the different levels of students. Now I want to share specific highlights from my time here so far. These are the things that stuck out to me most during my first month.
I haven’t shared a lot of specifics about my job as an English teacher in Indonesia, so here is more about what I do at my school.