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From LAX, Singapore, Pulau Weh, Bali, Hong Kong

After reuniting in Jakarta, the Globalist is now in various stages of transit back to the US, to other parts of Indonesia, and to other parts of the world for the rest of our summers. Internet was hard to come by in Banda Aceh and several people still have reflections left to share, so look forward to posts continuing over the next few days. Keep reading, and look out for a packed issue of Indonesia articles in the fall. We’re grateful for your eyes and comments!


Hello from Taiwan!

by Catherine

What? We’re in Taiwan?

The Globalist has completed two of three legs en route to Jakarta. At our first layover in Anchorage, we managed to refrain from buying reindeer sausage and five-pound boxes of salmon jerky. I don’t know what time it is, what day it is, or what time zone we are in, but it looks and smells like the 1980s here in the Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. Looking forward to being on the ground in Jakarta in a few hours.

It just looks like a mailbox: three escape chutes line our departure gate.