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Merry Christmas, Indonesia

by Will Sanders on December 25th, 2009
Happy Christmas Makassar I am writing from Makassar, the port city of an island called Sulewesi, which is part of Indonesia.  It is now Christmas eve, and I sit here alone drinking bintang beer, haunted by the first of what I expect to be three ghosts.  The first is Christmas past, here goes: When I […]

The Dead man at Papuma

by Will Sanders on November 25th, 2009
Here I am, mugging for the camera.  I didn’t know that I was standing over a cliff which over looked a dead man floating in the tide.   I had written so much here, it was all about my new town, Jember.  It was about how I am here for two months and it is […]

Bali by bike part two: Ijen

by Will Sanders on September 29th, 2009
Quick little note here:  Marcus made us a cool google map of my trip so you can go and check it out, if you happen to be so inclined. Part 2 So we left off in Ijen. I waited around all morning for Allen, Luke, and Tabby.  I was at the foot of the […]

Bali by bike

by Will Sanders on September 27th, 2009
You may want to internet a map of East Java for this, I can’t be bothered to stop to give directions, have to make good time, don’t you know. Actually, since writing this, Marcus has been kind enough to make a google map for us all to refer to.  Thanks a million, Marcus.  Here’s the […]

Fourth of July on a mountain

by Will Sanders on August 24th, 2009
What the hell was I thinking?  Seriously, what in the hell was I thinking?  How did I ever get myself into this?   Why did I agree?  What am I, a moron? These were the demon questions which flew around my head like harpies on the first day of my cursed ascent of Welewrang and Arjuna.  […]

The couch looks like a lonely place to be

by Will Sanders on August 2nd, 2009
June became July and July went by at crazy speed, made me a bit dizzy.  I did a lot of stuff this past month, and I haven’t been writing.  One excuse is I have been busy, blah blah blah, another is that I was out living adventures and couldn’t be bothered to write,  but either […]

Horror Hotel

by Will Sanders on June 7th, 2009
check into horror hotel This place is creepy and it’s somber too And a little vampira wrapped on my neck, said Say something, say something You wanna start something with me Well, take it up to room 21 Where all the creatures gonna have their fun And underworld dangers and underworld scum Take it up […]

Last weekend in Tretes

by Will Sanders on May 13th, 2009
Chapter one I am sitting at on an open air balcony which wraps around the rear of the hotel Lie mas and over a sheer cliff, valley below. The trees are lush and appear bushy like the dog across the street who never gets love and is left alone all day every day, the trees […]

Rocky Mountain High….. Surabaya

by Will Sanders on May 6th, 2009
Hey, I forgot to tell you something last time, in the last post, I mean. The school’s driver who got me in from the airport loves John Denver. My first ride with him I was too preoccupied with the new country and city and with the cacophony to notice what was on the radio. This […]

Day One

by Will Sanders on April 21st, 2009
Surabaya chapter 1 I landed here a couple of days ago. The airport customs was a large unlit room with no AC, flies and such. Big contrast to the airports of Singapore, Chicago, and Hartsfield. I showed the guy my passport, the new fancy smancy visa I have, he owwed and ahhhed before stamping. Outside […]