On The Road

On Belitung Island, we stayed in a remote area, next to a fishing village. On our way out, we paid a visit to our neighbors and inquired about their industry. This beautiful woman, originally from Sulawesi, was happy to share a bit about how they make “money for their wallet”. The fishermen go out at night (we had observed this as we watched the nightly sunset) and fish until 2:00 or 3:00 am. The following day the catch is rinsed and dried in the sun for several hours. They were very proud that they are not adding anything to their fish, and that their catch is desirable for export. We enjoyed the small peek into their village life.. I even got to walk out all the way on their dock made of sticks.. I was quite pleased that I didn’t fall through! #belitunggetaway #islandlife

On The Road

It’s just a little bit hard to say goodbye to tropical paradise this morning.. there are simply not enough mango smoothies in my daily civilian life. #belitunggetaway #thisisnotjakarta #treasuresfromthesea #treasuresfromtheblender

On The Road

This beautiful shell is NOT coming home with us... when I tried to pry it from the sand, it pulled back. This little guy will live to see another day in Indonesia.. #belitunggetaway #treasuresfromthesea #beachcombing

On The Road

Finished my book this afternoon on the beach with this view! Aaaahhh... #thisisnotjakarta #belitunggetaway

On The Road

Good morning from Belitung! #thisisnotjakarta #belitunggetaway