I Nomad

ramblings from a global nomad

Stereotypes are a strange thing. We all do it whether on a racist level (not so great), belief in a brand name (not all designer fashion is high quality though outrageously expensive), categorizing people (labeling of people is so small minded) and uh ….. Can’t think of anything else at the moment without getting into …

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Just a short post of more findings on the web! My virtual travels led me to this page, KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies and I searched the available digital images they have in the Digital Image Library (they have an abundance of photographs). Just out of interest I entered “Kediri” in the search field as I know …

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This blog was started in 2012 as a reaction to the Dutch Embassy in Berlin telling me that basically without a birth certificate I could not get married. There were more words exchanged over the phone, but I need not get into that! Now more than three years later, still sans legal birth certificate, I am …

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Growing up in Asia, and for the most part in Jakarta in the 1970’s, I’ve developed this minor dislike of large cities. Jakarta in the 70’s had a population of around 4 million. There was no Jalan Tol (highway you pay to use) or super mega shopping malls. We lived what was then still more …

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It has been a few years since that day – or I should say days, since a Balinese wedding spans a few days. Eat your hear out girls – my wedding spanned almost a whole week! December 9th 2012 my daughter and I were on the way from our home in Germany to Frankfurt to …

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