Life Among the Volcanoes and Islands of Indonesia

Talking to the World Project

In March, I spoke to a young Indonesian woman named Hanifa. At the time, she was living with my neighbor’s family as a foreign exchange student. At the end of the summer, she returned home to Java.

Before meeting Hanifa, I knew little about Indonesia except what the internet provides. Indonesia is a country is made up of…

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Laura Vasilion

Laura Vasilion

Editor of Present Tense and Talking to the World. Author, blogger, novelist. Would rather be living in Iceland.