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Photo by Celia Mitchell (2015/16 Semester Photo Contest Entry), Indonesia Semester.

Arrival in Jakarta on August 31

We’ve arrived! …. Well, at least at our first stop, or would this be our third stop?

It’s been a long day + of travel, from Princeton at 6am EST to Dulles and Tokya before finally landing in Jakarta at 11:15pm local time, GMT+7hrs. We picked up our bags (which all made it!), checked in to our airport hotel (luckily, just a short walk from the terminal) and grabbed some midnight bakso, or beef soup, before tucking in for a quick night of sleep.

Tomorrow, September 1, we take a short flight to Yogyakarta and head to Pakem for our in-country orientation.

Everyone is doing well, a little sleepy but still practicing some Indonesian phrases.

Terima Kasih – thank you – and until later!

P.S. Another new Indonesian phrase! Pesona Indonesia is the tourism slogan for the country and means Wonderful Indonesia.