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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]