I am suddenly craving a return to Indonesia now that we are in the deep of winter here in Ithaca. I also have not been to Southeast Asia since 2014, which is the longest I have gone since my first trip to Thailand and Vietnam in 2006. I am overdue. Well, a return trip to Indonesia or elsewhere will have to wait since I am destined to finish the dissertation this semester. In the meantime, some nostalgia through these photos will have to suffice.
Rafflesia in Sarawak, 2007
Orangutans in Leuser near Ketambe, 2014
Research at Arsip National, or the National Archives of Indonesia. 2014
Attacus atlas moth on a temple in Bali, 2013
Eliot and I at Rebakah’s research location in Gunung Halimun National Park in West Java, 2013
Sacred rice houses in Gunung Halimun National Park, 2013
Protests in Jakarta before the 2014 presidential election.
Our friend is a batik artist and she made this batik tulis using traditional methods with a tjanting and melted wax, then dyed. 2010.
Duck noodles with a bone broth, fried garlic and shallots, chili sauce (sambal), and Gayo coffee in Medan, Sumatra. One of the best meals I’ve had. 2010.
Tea plantations in Ciater, West Java. The volcano, Tangkuban Perahu, in the background. 2009
Panti Bingin, Bali! 2013
An Iban man net fishing from a dugout in Danau Sentarum National Park, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) in 2008.
Treats at a night market in Yogyakarta, central Java