Title: Rachel Gates (Indonesia)

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URL: http://rachelinindonesia.blogspot.com/

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Nothing happens and then it all happens at once! - 15/Aug/2011 04:12 - 4664 days ago
Well I have been pondering about my life quite a lot in Ruteng, as I have time on my hands. I am managing to still pass my Maste...
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My camera has been stolen....but I am feeling positive! - 19/Jul/2011 05:55 - 4691 days ago
Well life as a volunteer is full of ups and downs. Depending on who you talk to more downs than up's, however if you talk to me ...
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Dead bodies - 22/Jun/2011 02:47 - 4718 days ago
Well I knew I was going to a funeral, but actually sitting in a room with a corpse of someone I never knew....I was not expectin...
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For anyone considering volunteering. - 07/May/2011 02:46 - 4764 days ago
I am putting this on my blog, as I think it helps put into perspective how different people view volunteering and the different ...
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Things are better! - 29/Apr/2011 04:35 - 4772 days ago
Thought I had better update this quickly, as things are a bit better then the last two days. Can't really say how I think each t...
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When little adjustments seem so big! - 28/Apr/2011 04:35 - 4773 days ago
So I have been on holiday. I had a fabulous five days with Bob, Sarah, Jenny and Paul. Hopefully if I can get the internet to wo...
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Easter has arrived...and so has PIZZA! - 18/Apr/2011 03:37 - 4783 days ago
Well as people on facebook will know, a pizza place has arrived in Ruteng. Not only that they do stuffed crust, with cheese or m...
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I know this is unacceptable...will try to improve my blog record from now on. - 25/Mar/2011 03:33 - 4807 days ago
This is my first blog in over two months for that I am very, very sorry. Truth of the matter is I have been struggling a bit. Re...
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Sorry this is late. I have been really busy.... - 31/Jan/2011 05:23 - 4860 days ago
Sorry this is very late,first update since last year. Those of you who were expecting to see photo's of the holiday,you will hav...
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The holiday!!!!!!!!!!! this is in two parts, maybe more. - 30/Dec/2010 03:32 - 4892 days ago
Right I am still in Bali but it is pouring with rain, so I thought it would be a good time to update the blog. I am afraid photo...
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Water not enough and then far too much! - 27/Nov/2010 03:29 - 4925 days ago
Been a busy week for me this week, as tomorrow I start my making my way to VSO for training for a week and then I have a month s...
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The fridge has arrived - but then I lost my bank card! - 19/Nov/2010 01:15 - 4933 days ago
After taking my 1,700,000 rupiah out of to bank to buy my fridge, all was good. I walked away from the bank machine and went to ...
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How hard can it be to buy a fridge!! - 13/Nov/2010 04:17 - 4939 days ago
Well I won't bore you with the paperwork process you have to complete before you have permission to buy the fridge.However I hav...
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Floods and cooking oil. - 12/Nov/2010 03:57 - 4940 days ago
Well this week has been remarkably quiet, but busy at work, I am in the process of writing reports for international donors, and...
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Kupang and sinking ferries and a fabulous school choir. - 30/Oct/2010 04:46 - 4953 days ago
Well I have arrived back from Kupang and I have received over 200 e-mails enquiring into how I am , so thank you everyone for yo...
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Goodbye to Mikal. - 30/Oct/2010 04:21 - 4953 days ago
Well on October the 16th Lau, Danny and myself in 'travel' to see Mikal, a volunteer who is coming to the need of her placement....
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Membangan sistem dan prosider keunangen. To develop sistem and procedure finance (literally) - 15/Oct/2010 05:06 - 4968 days ago
So I was all excited about the possibility of seeing a nice beach. I was sooo wrong. First I left Ruteng with Sister Lydia at 3....
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Party tricks, sorry for everyone who reads Hello Mr as you will have seen this story! - 01/Oct/2010 07:59 - 4982 days ago
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I've been kissed....By a Nyamuk! - 13/Sep/2010 04:02 - 5000 days ago
Otherwise known as a mosquito. I was asleep in bed minding my own business probably having a nice dream, and the damn thing bit ...
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This week...Literally been living in the clouds! - 25/Aug/2010 00:46 - 5019 days ago
I think this must be an occupational hazard of living up a mountain. But woke up the other morning, and for a split second I tho...
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Bajawa is even colder than Ruteng..or as I seem to like to call it Retung! - 21/Aug/2010 02:28 - 5023 days ago
Well my English pronunciation and spelling are not improving out here. All of a sudden I seem to be devising my own language. Ma...
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Sorry for the delay....I have found an internet connection that works! - 10/Aug/2010 09:39 - 5034 days ago
Well at long last I have arrived in Ruteng, Flores. The 10 hour jounrney from Bali was fun. First the flight was slightly delaye...
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7 Days and Counting. - 17/Jul/2010 04:11 - 5058 days ago
Well in 7 days I fly out to Flores. The reason I have come halfway across the world for 2 years. I am going to be meeting Sister...
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Boring week!.......... - 11/Jul/2010 07:33 - 5064 days ago
Well I have done it. I am now officially allowed to ride a bike with a top gear of 120 mph around Indonesia. The bike training w...
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I made it to Ubud!! - 02/Jul/2010 09:25 - 5073 days ago
I set off on Saturday like a little intrepid explorer, off to practice my haggling in Bahasa Indonesian. The end result was gett...
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I'm covered in Mosquito bites. - 25/Jun/2010 07:34 - 5080 days ago
Despite covering myself in DEET Mosquito repellent the cheeky little monsters have managed to climb into bed with me and feast o...
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I've arrived.......Bali is beautiful. - 20/Jun/2010 07:37 - 5085 days ago
Well arrived in Bali after my long flight, got off the plane and started sweating like I had never sweated before upon leaving t...
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STRESS!!!!!!!! - 19/May/2010 14:54 - 5117 days ago
Well so much for keeping my bog up to date, sorry everyone for my tardiness.Well things have been really busy for me. Since I la...
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Confirmed.: 1 week later....everything has changed. - 21/Mar/2010 21:06 - 5176 days ago
Confirmed.: 1 week later....everything has changed....
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1 week later....everything has changed. - 21/Mar/2010 17:09 - 5176 days ago
Well I quite one job, but have just found another temporary one, so that will keep me out of trouble for the next 6 weeks.Indone...
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Untitled - 15/Mar/2010 16:04 - 5182 days ago
Hi my name is Rachel, I am a social worker and I have quit my job in Local authority social work.And the countdown is well and t...
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