Sam at Kebun Sayur Market, Balikpapan
Sam at Kebun Sayur Market, Balikpapan

… And you can see where our priorities lie!

It has been a whirlwind since our move from Tianjin, China to here: Balikpapan, a port city on the east coast of Kalimantan (a/k/a “Borneo”) Indonesia.* Folks here call it “Kal-Tim,” which is short for Kalimantan Timur (timur means east in Bahasa Indonesia).

First stop?  Pasar Kebun Sayur — a huge market selling batik, Dyak handicrafts, produce, every sort of household good and clothing item a soul can think of and … delicious food, of course!  Balikpapan’s specialty is seafood — lucky us!

So here’s a short photo tour of our first official outing in Balikpapan.  Introducing … Pasar Kebun Sayur!

*For more posts on life in Balikpapan, see the “Shoestring Travel” menu, then choose Indonesia. :)

Fish cooked in banana leaf and coconut curry
Fish cooked in banana leaf and coconut curry

Nothing goes to waste!

Batik clothes and Dyak Costumes
Batik clothes and Dyak Costumes
Shrunken head?  No problem!  We've got just the outfit ...
Shrunken head? No problem! We’ve got just the outfit …


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One thought on “We’ve moved to Balikpapan, Indonesia …”

  1. Great to see you both in the heavenly places! success and happiness in Indonesia.

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