Willman on September 25th, 2010

One of the best things about traveling overseas is having the opportunity to learn about other cultures. And of course a large part of any culture is the food.We love Indonesian food. Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Mie Goreng (fried noodles) and so much more – it’s been a culinary joy to be here. I went [...]

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Willman on September 21st, 2010

The timing for the start of our adventure couldn’t have been much worse. We arrived during what is arguably the busiest travel and holiday time in Indonesia – the end of Ramadan. It’s a time when it seems all of Indonesia is on the move, heading home to see family and friends. We were supposed [...]

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Willman on September 19th, 2010

A real business in downtown Bandung. They even have a website: It appears that one of their brands is called “Black ID.” Its slogan? “Every day is hell.” Enough said.

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Willman on September 14th, 2010

I think Washington D.C. is one of the most livable cities in the United States. Not because of its people – to be honest, I believe attitudes there are not reflective of much of the rest of the country. I think Washington is a great place because it’s a big city that can feel like [...]

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Willman on September 11th, 2010

We left the U.S. on September 4th, and after 35-hours spent either on planes or trying to catch some sleep in departure lounges we arrived at Soekarno-Hatta airport midday on Monday, September 6th. We were met by representatives of the Indonesian Fulbright office, known as AMINEF. They gathered us up, along with our 250 pounds [...]

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Willman on September 8th, 2010

Well, here we are in Indonesia. Finally. Getting here was an adventure. We arrived a month late, after endless rounds of phone calls, paperwork, and wondering if the proper documents would ever be approved. In order for us to travel to Indonesia, I needed to obtain two documents in particular – one granting approval for [...]

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Willman on September 4th, 2010

Early in 2010, I learned that I had been awarded a Senior Fulbright grant to travel to Indonesia for ten months. While there I will be spending five months researching British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, and an additional five months teaching at Universitas Padjadjaran. I will be taking my kids with me, and we’ll be [...]

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Willman on September 1st, 2010

A national award-winning correspondent and editor for more than 35 years, Dale Willman is a leading voice in environmental journalism, and a Fulbright Fellow for the 2010-2011 academic year in Indonesia, where he is researching noted British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace. Willman runs his own production company and reports on environmental issues for a number [...]

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