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Smoking and sensationalism

Shortly before I left for my trip, I had the chance to watch the latest Vanguard documentary, entitled “Sex, Lies and Cigarettes.” It’s now available on Youtube, with Indonesian subtitles to boot. Check it out before reading this post, if you … Continue reading

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How many languages does it take to climb a volcano?

For my second (and only full) day in Berastagi, I planned to climb Mt. Sibayak, the smaller of the two volcanoes near the town. Being in the highlands, Berastagi actually gets cold at night, and it was an effort to … Continue reading

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Chanukkah in Sumatra

A few things to know before reading: In Indonesia, there are six officially recognized religions. Judaism isn’t one of them. According to Wikipedia and Google, there are just a handful of Jews left in Indonesia, and they live either in … Continue reading

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So, I saw a few gingers…

My second trip to the feeding platform couldn’t have been better. Aside from the four orangutans (mother & baby and mother & juvenile) that showed up, there were at least a dozen macaques (who later stole my lunch) and a … Continue reading

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The Orangutan Health Project

Around four years ago, I was browsing around online when I randomly searched for volunteer programs, specifically related to primate research, and came across the Orangutan Health Project (OHP). Sitting at my desk in Palo Alto, going halfway across the … Continue reading

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