One of the benefits of teaching here in Indonesia is that, though we have short summer breaks, we have lots of random holidays off of school. Muslim, Hindu, Christian – you name it, it’s a day off. In May, we have a Tuesday off for Christ’s ascension and Thursday the same week off for Mohammed’s ascension.
Monday this week was Nyepi, a major Hindu holiday, so we had a long weekend to play. With five friends, I ventured about 60 miles south (of course, this takes four hours here) and visited Taman Safari, a drive through zoo kind of deal. They actually had a very impressive variety of animals, and we even got to hold some!