The Power of Baby Powder

–By Krupa Patel– Many things have changed about my life since I got to Indonesia. Most regions in the US like my home in the Northeast have a cool fall, cold winter, warm spring and hot summer. However, now I live in a country with 3 seasons: really hot, really really really hot and hot while…

How smoking saved this man’s life

By Taylor Saia and Amelia Murphy Deep in the jungles of Borneo, a man wearing a Volcom hat and an orangutan-emblazoned t-shirt leans back in his chair and says, “Describe Indonesia in two words.” His name is Erwin. As Lonely Planet Indonesia describes him, he’s “intelligent, well-read, and good company” – but he also holds an…

Indonesian snow comes to Jogja

On the morning of Friday, February 14, 2014, residents of Yogyakarta, Indonesia woke up to an unwelcome surprise: the so-called “Indonesian snow.” Yogya, as well as many other cities and villages in Central and East Java, were covered in hujan apu (ash rain) from Kediri, East Java’s Mount Kelud, which erupted with little warning during…