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ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Kaki Sapi

June 17, 2010

Category: Alumni, History & Politics


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Kaki Sapi
by Lauren Ebersole '07 ;

I ate kaki sapi ... cow's foot. The first two pieces went down ok, but man that third piece was chewy and I don't mean chewy like bubblegum. My host family laughed at me and offered something a bit more palatable to my American taste buds. My host family seems to be laughing at me quite often, which is ok because I am used to that from my actual family.

I attended my first ibu-ibu PKK meeting, which is a local women's organization that seems to exist in almost every village. Once again, more laughing by the 25 or so women I introduced myself to, which for the life of me I can't understand because my language abilities are pretty much flawless. And since the time I started writing this email I attended a second PKK meeting. Read more...


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