Thoughts on Teaching English in Indonesia

By Christopher Linnan                 I should begin this article[i] with the disclaimer that my teaching experience is limited to the three months I have spent as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Palangkaraya, Indonesia and the year I taught English at the Technical University of Dortmund. However, it appears that some experiences are truly…

Football Sunday in West Timor

By Raul Quintana At four in the afternoon a daily ritual begins in the small town of Atambua. The dry air and the parched earth shrug off the sluggishness of the afternoon and people start to leave their homes, relieved by the blessings of the breeze. The field in the center of town fills up…

Water = Life: An Inside Look on Tourism, Yogyakarta

By Annabelle Wilmott Unlike other parts of Indonesia, it is not uncommon to see a café in Yogyakarta filled with only bules (foreigners, usually Caucasian) and their knapsacks. Yogyakarta, affectionately called Jogja, is known as the backpacker hotspot of Indonesia. Lonely Planet, the popular tourist guidebook, calls Jogja “Java’s premier tourist city, with countless hotels,…