I made it in the paper!
As I type this I’m sitting at home listening to the rain pounding on my roof. I couldn’t figure out what the sound was until I went outside to see that this was definitely a tropical rain shower – when it rains, it pours! We arrived at the very end of the rainy season so today is actually the first rain I’ve seen since I’ve been in Batu. In Indonesia there are two seasons: the hot season and the rainy season. Don’t be deceived by the name – both seasons are hot! The rain does cut the heat a little bit, though, and there tend to be less bugs in the rainy season.
The bad news for me is that mosquito season is right around the corner. While there are mosquitoes here year-round, there are more during the hot season. I can testify to this…
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