The Great Flood of Pangkal Pinang

— Written by Kelly Fitzgerald, Photography and Conclusion by Caitlin Jordan — News of Indonesia rarely reaches the U.S. unless something sensational like executions or elections happen. For this reason, I doubt that the disaster that afflicted our home here earlier this month made the news overseas. Bangka Island and Pangkal Pinang — the provincial capital and our home…

Monthly Highlights: November-December 2015

As the 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grantees continue to teach, learn, and live across Indonesia, they are still finding new ways to engage with their communities in and out of the classroom. Below are monthly highlights from November and December 2015 about these engagement efforts from ETAs placed in Sumatra and Central Java. Magelang, Central…

Warungs of Indonesia

In most cities of even modest size in the United States, you can find food from around the world: Mexico, Italy, Thailand, China, India. Depending on your geographic location within the U.S., you are also likely to find other less-commonly seen cuisines: Cuba, Ethiopa, Guatemala, Poland. But rare is the occassion when you come across…