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Yogyakarta – Long Lost Cousins, Great New Friends

Yogyakarta – Long Lost Cousins, Great New Friends

About 5 years ago my Uncle Dennis met a woman named Shanti.  They clicked immediately and chatted at length nearly every single day – both of them felt there was something special about the situation. But there was one minor obstacle to be overcome; Dennis lived in Vermont and Shanti lived in Yogyakarta, the second most populous city on the island of Java in Indonesia…nearly 10,000 miles away. To make an incredibly long, almost unbelievable story
See You Again Soon!

See You Again Soon!

One of the final items on our pre-trip checklist was to throw a departure celebration with our friends and family. Neither Chris or myself are particularly good at planning events, but it turned out being a flawless decision in making sure that we had a chance to see all of our closest friends and family members before leaving the country. It may not always be necessary to throw a party when you leave the country, but