I have officially completed my FIRST week in Indonesia!
This country is truly beautiful. Everything is beautiful! The scenery, the people, the language, the culture, the food! I may be in the honey moon stage, but I love it!
Thus far we have done so much in just one week! And we have ate so much! So far my favorite thing to eat in the world has become Es Kampur. Like damn, it is like you have taken a sip or a bite of the most tropical fruitful forest you could find, like your taste buds have found their soulmate basically. No but really its pretty bomb.
We have been UP and DOWN. It seems as though traveling will never end! But atleast the trip has been allowing me to slightly step out of my shell and talk a little more. I'm actually not a shy person, but for some reason no matter what I find it difficult meeting new people. And these people are all great and extremely inspirational, maybe I'm intimidated! All in all I have met some amazing people, with great qualities.
We had the opportunity at the beginning of the week to visit a current volunteer's school. This was such a highlight! We had a full on concert and one of the girls got down and started rapping one of Mackelmore's songs. Pretty danm sick. The students were ecstatic to meet up and show us their school. I have never felt so welcomed, the volunteer said when he showed up for his first day they welcomed him with a full on parade! I guess Indonesians really know how to welcome people!
This past Sunday we moved in with our Host families in the city of Kediri. I was assigned to the Village named Wonorejo! Such a cute village. My host family is great and works really hard to make me feel welcomed. The family consists of a beautiful Mother, daughter (16), younger daughter (8), and a son who isn't around much. The father works in Korea, but I did get to Skype with him to meet him! Seems like a pretty chill dude!
I am so excited for these next few weeks in Wonorejo! I'll have more on my host family for you all next time! Sampai Jumpa!