Living in Indonesia, A Site for Expatriates

Check out What's New on the Expat Web Site
Information for foreigners moving to Indonesia

Home »

Fitness and other Ludicrous Fantasies

Practical Information for foreigners, expats and expatriates moving to Indonesia - find out about housing, schooling, transport, shopping and more to prepare you for your stay in Indonesia

Translate this Page

Bookmark and Share
Links to hundreds of articles giving practical information for expats moving to Indonesia
Post your questions or communicate with other expats in Indonesia on the Expat Forum
Looking for a place to stay in Indonesia - check out the Housing Forum
Looking for a weekend or holiday getaway ... visit some of Indonesia's Great Escapes
Advice and resources for conducting business in Indonesia
Info on expatriate community organizations in Indonesia
Shops, Products and Services
Links to other useful Indonesian or expat-related web sites
Expat Humor - spread the joys of Living in Indonesia through e-postcards
Site Map
Return to the Home Page
expatriate information for Indonesia

Staying healthy?

I’m trying to get back to some semblance of fitness.

My little guy is a bit young for organized sports, although the older son did play basketball and football in school.

Myself, the occasional hike and a light workout.

We have a rowing cycle and some dumbbells. amazingly enough, they do get used.

We were in the mountains last weekend. The area is called Pandaan. It’s about two hours away from Surabaya. We were quite close to Tretes. The mountains are stunning.

A few references were made to “Gurus in the mist.”

Not the lamest of puns that day.

Still sporting a nasty bruise. A sudden rain hit and I went sliding off the side of the mountain and bounced off a couple of trees. I think the local foliage came off worse than me.

One of the guides said I flew about 6 meters.

How’s that for eco-terrorism?

Don’t like those trees?

Launch the chubby Canuck at them.

Ended up with a nasty gash along my side, some interesting colour for a couple of weeks, and a pulled muscle. Thank (insert deity/role model/superstition here) for traditional massage.

I’ve added a healthy diet to my exercise and am showing some signs of progress.

Although it may seem sacrilegious (even to a non-betting man) I have slowed my consumption of beer to weekends only. So far 5 kilos have departed for parts unknown. I suspect they’re lurking and may pounce once this current hysteria for health leaves me.

Our thanks to Wayne Duplessis for his series of short narratives on his years living in Indonesia - working as a teacher, raising a family, traveling and generally enjoying life - from 1996 to the present.


Housing and schooling information for expats in Indonesia expatriate website for Indonesia Indonesian language translation of article

Practical Information for foreigners, expats and expatriates moving to Indonesia - find out about housing, schooling, transport, shopping and more to prepare you for your stay in Indonesia

Practical Information |  Expat Forum |  Site Map  |  Search |  Home Page |  Contact


Return to top

Copyright © 1997-2017, Expat Web Site Association Jakarta, Indonesia http://www.expat.or.id All rights reserved. The information on Living in Indonesia, A Site for Expatriates may not be retransmitted or reproduced in any form without permission. This information has been compiled from sources which we, the Expat Web Site Association and volunteers related to this site, believe to be reliable. While reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the facts are accurate and up-to-date, opinions and commentary are fair and reasonable, we accept no responsibility for them. The information contained does not make any recommendation upon which you can rely without further personal consideration and is not an offer or a solicitation to buy any products or services from us. Opinions and statements constitute the judgment of the contributors to this web site at the time the information was written and may change without notice.