Cultural Observations, #3: Muslim Kids Believe in Santa
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Cultural Observations, #3: Muslim Kids Believe in Santa

Warning: Do not read this if you want to keep the Santa dream alive. Blame it on globalization and too much Western television, but apparently, Muslim kids believe in Santa Claus. When I visited my host family in Malang, my 5-year old host niece and her posse overheard me talking about going home for Christmas. … Continue reading

Week 1 of Peace Corps Training in Indonesia
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Week 1 of Peace Corps Training in Indonesia

(Disclaimer: This took me a week to write…sorry it’s so long.) Indonesia should really be called the land of plentiful water. Or food. And motorcycles. While I’ve yet to see any threatening reptile, I have seen many rivers and experienced the dreaded kamar mandi, or bathroom, which include the squat toilet and bucket baths. It … Continue reading