Tonic for the Soul

Tea plantations carpet the side of a volcano in Central Java. This island I live on is among the most fertile in the world. The tea grown here is exported all over the world. Apparently, this photo was featured on Yahoo’s homepage today. That’s always fun.Read more

Tea Forever

Javanese tea plantations stretch as far as the eye can see. This tea is exported all over the world. We had a chance to tour the immense factory where it is processed from the initial harvest all the way till it’s ready for shipping – fascinating stuff. Past Lembang, near Ciater, one hour from Bandung or 3-4 hours from Jakarta.Read more

Elysian Fields

Lembang, above Bandung (Central Java) The raw, earthy smells of land and vegetation brought me back to another place and another time which was simple yet alive. Here, it is easy to understand that Java is in fact ‘the most fertile island in the world’.Read more