What to do if you lose your debit card in Indonesia

–By Kelly Fitzgerald– If it’s ever happened to you, you know the feeling: you open your wallet, reach for the place where you usually keep your card, and… it’s empty. Your heart skips a beat. How could this be? You feel around, double-checking. Still nothing. You empty out your wallet, a mild panic making your…

The Squat Toilets and I

— By Katerina Barton — I’ve used squat toilets before. I’m not a newb to the concept. I used many of them three years ago when I was traveling through Southeast Asia and I even used one when I was traveling through Eastern Europe this past summer. They’re not what I would call the ideal toilet situation, but…

Kendari: Hotel to Home

— By Katerina Barton — Since I’ve arrived at my site in Kendari, I’ve been following some advice I received and I’m practicing managing my expectations. Not that my expectations are that high, but if something doesn’t go as planned, it’s easy to get upset and feel disheartened. Like, hypothetically, if you’re walking home in 90…