An Unexpected Asian Wedding Tour

An Unexpected Asian Wedding Tour

When dreams come true, they no longer seem like dreams. For me to imagine that, when I first took an airplane abroad alone, to Paris, that I had no friends anywhere in Europe or Asia. Now, years later, many, if not most, of my friends are abroad. Which means I’m...
South Africa PHOTOS!

South Africa PHOTOS!

My South Africa photos are here. Sorry for the long delay! Click on each photo for a description. These include my trips to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Botswana.        ...
Being a Future Leader

Being a Future Leader

It does sound a little pretentious. Future US Leaders, most of us coming off of lowly internships, not even having finished graduate school. Yet here we were, in Japan, guests of the Japan Foundation, who’d paid for all 14 of us to visit Japan for 10 days. For...

Pasar Baru – Jakarta Photos

During my last weekend in Jakarta, I joined a group of locals and explored Pasar Baru, the largest market in Jakarta, the go to spot for shoes, fake clothing, and textiles. I’d often been told this was the place to find Indians in Jakarta, but I only saw a few...

Bandung Photos

A few weekends ago, I made a trip to Bandung, the capital of West Java. This is the heart of Sundanese Indonesia, the second largest ethnic group in Indonesia after the Javanese. Bandung was a great escape – a beautiful city in a wonderful mountain location that...