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Blue Lagoons, green jungles, and somewhat greener campers

April 2nd, 2015

I spent the weekend in Sendang Biru(supposedly
translates as Blue Lagoon)
It’s a area near Malang … about five hours drive
from Surabaya, a 20 minute boat ride,Arrivingand then a fairly
rough one hour walk.All ashore
I hadn’t carried a water bottle within easy reach and after a good start I was soon winded and de-hydrated.
The jungle is a humid hell-hole if you aren’t prepared. I all but crawled the last few 100 metres down to the beach. I quickly re-hydrated and gobbled a couple of aspirin.
Blue LagoonThe lagoon was beautiful. Blue-green water, surrounded
by lushly overgrown coral walls. A large opening
allowed a steady surf to enter and replenish the
Hole in the wall
Just outside the lagoon
Oddly the lagoon is subject to tides; and the
high level we arrived at became a shallow wading pool
just before dusk.
Just outside the lagoon ...don't look down
Emily didn’t make the trip.
Once she found out we’d be camping without prepared
toilet facilities she begged off.
So it was myself and four other teachers, later joined
by a slightly larger group of teachers from other

Drinking, small talk and late-night swimming ensued.
Generally a pretty good time.
Sunday afternoon we hiked out again. Minus much of
the weight we had brought in. We packed out five bags
of garbage – two of which were beer cans, coke and two
vodka bottles.
I had been to the area in `99, but never to the lagoon.
It’s worth the trip.

All the best,Wayne

(originally posted in 2007)

Cupcake Creation at Canadian English Course

April 2nd, 2015

Decorating Cupcakes with our youngest learners.

Ms. Olivia and Ms. Lenny make these classes go smoothly with their preparation and enthusiasm.

Come and visit Donpao

March 21st, 2015

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Tefl Indonesia for 2015

March 17th, 2015

Site of the Majapahit Empire in Trowulan,East Java

Site of the Majapahit Empire in Trowulan,East Java

Surabaya, East Java

  • April 6-1st of May
  • May 4-29
  • June 1-26
  • July (unlikely due to Ramadan/(Lebaran)Idul Fitri
  • August 3-28
  • September August 31st-25
  • October 5-30
  • November 2-27
  • December 3-23
  • View our website for more details about location and fees

    Surabaya is Indonesia’s (southeast Asia) second largest city, and the capital of East Java.

    It is an ancient city with a modern Asian flavour. A mix of cultures, foods, fashion and music to delight the senses and draw you back. Close enough to Bali for weekend trips, Surabaya also has volcanoes and jungles within a few hours drive. Tefl International’s Indonesia course is in the heart of the city and close to eating, and relaxation centers.

    The school building is located in the heart of Surabaya, offering easy access to exploring and enjoying the entertainment and tourist sites. The building is spacious and comfortable, with large classrooms, white boards and complete resource materials. The school phone, fax and internet facilities are available for trainee use with prior approval from the School Manager.

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For those candidates joining our next course please contact us by
email or phone to arrange accommodation and airport pickup.

TESOL / TEFL Courses
TEFL International Indonesia, Surabaya:
All TEFL International courses meet current international standards (over 6 hours of observed teaching practice and over 100 hours of classroom time).
Our courses maximize the cultural experiences of our students and provide multicultural interaction and learning opportunities for those in need.

Fees for TEFL Course

•• $1,790 USD (excluding accommodation)
•• $150 – $250 USD (cost of accommodation)
Contact us by email

Email: Contact us here TESOL / TEFL Courses
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TESOL Certificate:

Minimum Requirements. Age: 20 Years. Education: Capable of producing university-level work

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English: Fluent or near-native fluency
TEFL International’s certificate is a four week, 120 hours intensive course, teaching students how to teach English as a second language.
TEFL International has been in operation since 1998 and has more than 30 schools operating around the world.
Watch a teaching practice from most recent course
Joining the TEFL course in Indonesia, Surabaya

Teacher training with TEFL International in Surabaya,East Java,Indonesia
TEFL Indonesia is a joint venture with CEC(Canadian English Course)
Teaching demo at EICS (Elyon International Christian school) in Surabaya,East Java,Indonesia Raya Sukomanunggal, Jaya, 33-A, Surabaya, Indonesia, 60187
Campus Address:
TEFL International Indonesia
Raya Darmo Permai 111 KAV 15
Surabaya, Jawa Timur, 60241
Telephone: +62 31 732 0973
Fax: +62 31 732 0974

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Also indicate when you’ll be arriving so we can have accommodation prepared.

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Located right in Surabaya and near some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the world, our TESOL Course Indonesia center is, if not in paradise, at least next door to it. With a wide variety of social and cultural activities, water sports and other activities, vibrant nightlife, delectable Indonesian cuisine, friendly people and close proximity to an abundance of teaching opportunities, Surabaya (and surrounding areas) is sure to have what you are looking for in a learning location.

The case for transparency

March 14th, 2015

Please read the summary. We have to accept that there are many differing opinions on the merits of this case. Indisputably the accusations, and the handling of this, have lacked both transparency and evidence. Comments will be moderated.

Tom Way is organising a gathering to show support for the staff of JIS, just and fair trial, and the future of students, teachers and child carers in Indonesia.
This will be held at around 16:30pm on Thursday 19th March all being well. Please send a message to if you would like to join us. Anyone in the Surabaya area is welcome. It would be great if teachers from a number of schools can attend.
This is important!
If you are not familiar with the case please read this summary:

InterNations Surabaya Official February Event

March 14th, 2015

Sat 28 Feb 19:00  until

InterNations event for February 2015

InterNations event for February 2015

Sun 01 Mar 01:00
Lido Pub
Blok 5A No.9, Darmo Parki, Jalan Mayjen Sungkono

We had 50+ Attendees

Had fun at the event and took some great photos?

Share your memories with everyone on InterNations!

“Welcome to the Official InterNations February Event!

As this is our 2nd meeting in 2015, please come prepared with your ideas and suggestions for the year ahead.

We have ideas for rafting, paintball, Bromo and perhaps some longer tours. Let’s put a plan together.

Looking forward to meeting you all for for fun, drinks and dinner.”

Women of Internations

Women of Internations

Next event at Pipe and Barrel

March Event … new location, new attitude
Join us for an attitude adjustment. Come out and have some fun
Saturday March 28th at Pipe And Barrel
7:00 pm start

Jl.Polisi Istimewa 22 SBY 031.5683275

Pipe and Barrel

Please sign up on the Internations Website

Wayne Duplessis
InterNations Ambassador Surabaya


March 9th, 2015

Bring your friends

CEC’s STUDENT – GET – STUDENT PROGRAM is back! a friend to enroll and get Rp. 150.000 cash. program is valid from February 1st until March 31st, 2015.’t miss it! Hurry up! (031) 7320973, 8470411, 7418356, 7670101, 7415979.

Big Water and your future

March 7th, 2015

Big Water is sucking the life out of a precious natural resource for a pittance, and government is only too happy to allow the Greedy Gulp to continue.
This isn’t necessary, and the situation can be made to work in the public’s, and for the environment’s. benefit. Who owns your water?


March 3rd, 2015 English Course STUDENT – GET – STUDENT PROGRAM is back! a friend to enroll and get Rp. 150.000 cash program is valid until March 31st, 2015.’t miss it! Hurry up! (031) 7320973, 8470411, 7418356, 7670101, 7415979.

Teflindo’s page at

February 21st, 2015

Our hunger for quick fixes and easy solutions


Reflections on Film


Traffic on Autopilot

Water for everyone?