Author Archives: Ken Anderberg

About Ken Anderberg

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. I'm also using this time to write, having now authored nine e-books, including photo-essays of my experiences in Costa Rica, Croatia, Sicily, Indonesia, Bali and Malaysia.

The visa challenge begins

Getting a visa that would allow me to stay in Indonesia for a long period of time was a priority when I returned to Batam. The alternative is a 30-day visa on arrival that you have to renew, surprisingly, every … Continue reading

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Exploring the neighborhood and other tidbits

It is easy to get confused as you walk around the streets of Nagoya. The storefronts all look the same – every block seems to have several small restaurants (warungs), at least two small stores selling sundries, sodas, and other … Continue reading

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Internet is out so a little jalan-jalan time

      Jalan-jalan means walking around and is what I say to the ojek drivers when they ask if I need a ride. They usually just shout out “Mr. Mr.” and move their hands as if they are accelerating … Continue reading

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