One hour before the bronze medal match in women's soccer, we received a call from our friends who had 2 free tickets to watch both the bronze and gold medal matches in women's soccer. We were so excited!!
Just some more random photos taken in Yogyakarta. During our last two days in Indonesia we stayed in Jakarta.
At our guest house in Yogyakarta, we took a Batik course. Batik is the method of dyeing fabric and using wax on the areas of the cloth that you do not want to dye. This process is made up of several stages of drawing your design, applying wax, dyeing, applying more wax, dyeing, etc., etc. We spent 7 hours completing our pieces of cloth.
We spent a lot of time in Bali on the beach and eventually made our way to Yogyakarta on the island of Java.
Lemongan is a small quiet island off of Bali where surfers come to catch some waves. We only ate a lot of fresh seafood and enjoyed the beach and clear water.
The first week we stayed in a town a little more up in the mountains where we enjoyed our first introduction to Indonesian/Balinese cuisine, great weather, cafes, and lots of pleasure reading.
This was so cool! These pictures were taken about two months before the Olympics. We got to watch Olympic athletes (mostly Chinese) competing in various track and field events.
After living in Beijing for almost 10 months, we finally enter The Forbidden City. Of course we decide to go during a holiday when every one and their mother in China have the same day off to explore Beijing.
Pictures taken around Beijing.
I work at Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Experimental School, which is a name that is too long for me to remember, and I am one of the foreign teachers in the Carden English Department.
We stopped in Vang Vieng for only three days and then made our way to the capital, Vientiane.
It was so beautiful here.
Daily routine at Luang Prabang: early morning walk, eating a bagel with cream cheese and a chocolate croissant, drinking a mocha and a cafe latte at Joma's, walking around, finding a snack, eating lunch, taking an afternoon nap, drinking Lao coffee on the curb, strolling around looking for a restaurant or street vendor for dinner, night market shopping, and another Lao coffee.
We spent about a week in Chiangmai and really enjoyed our time there.