ALUMNA BLOG: Indo, Aussie, NZ (On Assignment in Indonesia)
July 13, 2011
by Lauren Ebersole '07 ;
The past three weeks have been a whirlwind: 3 countries, 8 flights, 6 boats (including cruise, pontoon, glass bottom, semi-submersible, and row), 4 coach buses, 1 scenic train, 1 gondola skyrail, and numerous taxis, hired cars, and angkots.
Week one was spent in Indonesia - my home turf; therefore it was the most stressful one for me. Playing the role of translator, tour guide, and insurer of fun was a little overwhelming; although the pressure was self-imposed, as my Mom and Dad were just happy to do whatever I thought was best. We spent the first few days at my site and my parents met teachers, students, neighbors and had many, many photos taken. Everyone was so welcoming and generous to my parents and they walked away with a tidy little bundle of gifts. Read more...