Traveler Bio

Hello, everyone! My name is Alexander Lopez-Perez and I'm a 22-year-old native of New Jersey living in Indonesia. Over the next several weeks, I will be happily sharing with you all the marvels of wonderful Indonesia. I get to live and work in this incredible country, and it's going to be so much fun to share my new community with you all.

I currently live in a city called Bukittinggi ("High Hill"). It is one of the most popular cities in West Sumatra, which is an island in far western Indonesia. I am surrounded by people who love their families, honor their elders and love experimenting with flavors in food. I hope you will be as excited about this place as I have am by the time we're through.

I can't wait to show you what daily life looks like on "the city on top of a high hill." Are you ready for the journey to begin? Let's go!