Morning Commute

Hello friends!

I apologize that it’s been so long since I last blogged, my Internet has been a little less than reliable, but that will hopefully be fixed when I get wifi at my house some time this month.

To (hopefully) make it up to you, I videoed my morning commute via motorcycle from home to school to try and give you a small glimpse of what I do every day. I put my phone in my shirt frocket, so I didn’t have great control of where the camera was pointing. The roads here are also very bumpy, and I did my best, but I apologize that the footage sometimes resembles¬†Cloverfield.

As you’ll see below, there’s not a ton of rules of the road, so my basic driving mantra is stay out of the way. People are supposed to drive on the left side of the road, but people end up driving on both sides of the road. For a culture that often views time and commitments through a very relaxed lens, most people drive like their hair is on fire. It’s a little terrifying at times, but I love driving my motorcycle–it’s so much fun, and it makes me feel that much more autonomous while in Indonesia.

Anyway, here’s the video. Enjoy!