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Livin` Like a Local in Lombok, Indonesia

Lombokmapflash1 So sorry that  I have been so off grid for the past month.   I really had no idea that the tiny, very 4th-world village where I was headed in Indonesia (it was on the Muslim island of Lombok just East of Bali) had no phones, no net, no nothing.  Talk about wonderful.  I have no idea what is happening in the world and never have I felt more at peace and content and clean.  The next few weeks are going to be a flurry of updates about my entire volunteer experience in the village of Sembalun Lawang (nestled at the base of majestic Mt. Rinjani) and my explorations of the always magical Bali (I cannot believe that I drank BEER---but I guess I now love Bintang).  This particular trip was epic in a million ways (taught an entire 2nd grade class how to brush their teeth and use soap) and one of those  life/mind altering journeys that very seldom happen unless you are lucky enough to really let down some barriers and crack open a few walls that you didn`t even know you`d built up (sure, I guess I don`t mind taking a river bath and coming out covered in baby leeches).  My mind is twirling with new ideas and directions to take, so be on the lookout...more is on the way...mst



It is great to be back and as for the trailer update, well that little mama is home in TN and getting herself all ready for the Central America expedition. Should be heading south of the border just after the new year, which is very excited. Can't wait to install the awning and the solar panels. Will post pix before me and Yatz hit the road!


Hi Misty, I continue to be an avid reader of your blog and enjoy its energetic vitality! That's cool that you had a great vacation, congrats and welcome back to Chicago!

Jeanie and Richard

Glad to see you made it back safely. Think of you and your travels and adventures often and keep watch on the website. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing and of adventures in the trailer.

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