A Cup of Java: Our Lives Making Batiks in Java Indonesia

Getting to Java from Columbus Ohio is always a grueling trip. This time we tried a new route: Columbus / Houston / Moscow / Singapore / Solo, Indonesia. We spent 28 hours in the air, plus 22 hours of waiting for flights in airports. The trip is exhausting, and the jet lag lasts for more than a week since we change 12 time zones. Being here, and working with these people is a great honor, and huge learning experience. I can happily report that they learn a great deal from us too. We are collaborating on many levels, in terms of batik production, dyeing, design, business communications, factory design, safety and more.
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