Hi guys. I've been here for a little over a month now. Everyday I'm in language class for 6 hours, and then usually I have to study for about 3 hours after class....it makes me very tired, but the language school I am attending is really good. Each class I have there is one-on-one....that means it's just me and the teacher. This helps me learn, but if I don't do my homework, there's no way to hide!
The city I'm staying in right now is called Jogjakarta. It is almost as big as Honolulu and it is a cultural center for the island of Java. Java is most densely-populated island among the 17,000 islands in Indonesia! Jogjakarta is a really neat place because you can see traditional dancing, clothmaking ("batik") and some really neat architecture. In fact, just one hour away is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. It's called "Borobodur". Can you fin Java and Jogjakarta on Google Earth?
There is a big volcano nearby here and there are earthquakes from time to time. I will be here for about another 10 days or so and then I will have to go out into the jungle! I'll post more regularly from now on and include some pictures.