A Herculean Sunrise in East Java

– By Greg Sutton, ETA in Gondanglegi, East Java – It’s three in the morning and the Jeep is kicking up dust from the desert behind us. As the driver nimbly navigates the twists and turns up the mountain, I look down at the valley below. I can make out a long line behind us,…

Indonesia.jpg: Home, For a While

Indonesia’s national motto, “Unity in Diversity” (Bhinneka Tunggal Ika), expresses an ideal that seems impossibly lofty in the face of the country’s staggering diversity. As the world’s fourth-most populous country, Indonesia is home to hundreds of different languages, and even more numerous ethnic groups. As such, broad, sweeping generalizations about the country are hard to…