Tag Archives: Tembagapura

October Break

Imaginings of timeworn cities that preserve some of the world’s most revered antiquities lured us to Europe. Each country, with its own unique cultural flair and historical relevance, drew us in. One thing was for sure, no matter where we … Continue reading

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Psych!

The scope of our Indonesian adventure moves in a dynamic state of flux, and it never fails to surprise us. My last post alluded to the fact that we boarded the plane and arrived in Timika, but that didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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100 Things to Do and See in Makasaar

We woke up early yesterday morning and went to Denpassar’s (Bali) Ngurah Rai Airport with return tickets to Timika. After a typical airport delay, we boarded the plane and began our journey home. After 55-minutes of flight time, our high … Continue reading

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Stuck in Bali

El Niño is still up to his old tricks, and more. His relentless force continues to cause unfavorable conditions in the region and ignite a new host of problems, including wildfires throughout the island of New Guinea. The wildfires are … Continue reading

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We’re on Vacation!

I’ll be back in two weeks to post more pictures and stories of our family’s adventures in Indonesia (and beyond)!

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Mill and Mario Brothers’ Mining

Last week MZS’s fourth-grade and fifth-grade students left the familiar confines of their classrooms and journeyed into the mysterious territory of their fathers’ workplace. They traveled beyond the roads they knew, passed by buildings they had never seen, and went … Continue reading

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The Little Boy in the Rainforest

El Niño, planet earth’s mischievous “little boy,” meddled in Indonesia’s weather patterns this winter with all his might. His antics resulted in warmer temperatures and drier conditions throughout the region. In Tembagapura, his formidable presence was often felt when typical … Continue reading

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The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a mere hop, skip, and jump from jobsite, so it was only a matter of time before we found ourselves enjoying its illustrious scenery. Considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world, its … Continue reading

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We’re on Vacation!

I’ll be back in one week to post more pictures and stories of our family’s adventures in Indonesia (and beyond)!

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M7.0 Earthquake

Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide causing varying degrees of seismic and volcanic activity. In Tembagapura, it’s not unusual to feel small earthquakes and tremors. Earthquaketrack.com has already identified 2 earthquakes today, 3 earthquakes … Continue reading

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Home

The weeks and days that led up to our trip to the U.S. and Canada were flooded with thought and speculation about how it was going to feel to be back home. The ebbs and flows of excitement, curiosity, and … Continue reading

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Pogapa Village

Deep in the interior of the Irian Jaya mountain range sits a remote village that is only accessible by foot and plane. A maze of rugged jungle trails allows villagers to trek from one village to another village, which often … Continue reading

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