About Expat Mojo

First, let me say that everything on this site, unless otherwise noted, is my opinion – my interpretation. Everything here is drawn from my own experiences and observations.

I don’t plan to quote scientific studies to back up my claims or theories. My writing is just temporary conclusions that I’ve arrived at based on what I’ve experienced in Indonesia. They are likely to change when I have new experiences. And if I’d been living in a different country, I’d probably be explaining things very differently.


I started ExpatMojo to serve as a resource for people –

  • who are thinking about living and working overseas
  • ​who are already living and working overseas
  • ​who have returned to their home country after living and working overseas
  • ​who just enjoy reading about the ups and downs people go through while living and working overseas
  • who know me and just want a little insight into how and why I've chosen to live in Indonesia

Regarding that last point, I’ve been asked many, many times why I’d want to live in a developing country. If you’re wondering the same thing, keep coming back to this site to read all about my adventures in Indonesia that started in December 1982 and continue to the present day.

What's on This Site?

I’ll be doing most of the writing – at least to start. I hope other expats will join in and do some guest posts. If they do, their posts will be clearly marked with a by-line so you’ll recognize when the opinions that are expressed are not mine.

Palm trees and ricefield

To get the ball rolling, I’ll share many of the experiences I’ve had over the past 30+ years as an American living and working in Indonesia. Luckily, I’ve kept a journal on and off over the years. Those journal entries will help me to remember some of my good memories – and even some that I’d rather forget. As I mentioned on the home page of this site, this will be a ‘tell all’ site when it comes to my experiences.

Of course, I have a lot of friends here in Indonesia, some of whom are expats. I plan to rope them into interviews so that you can read about the experiences others have had here as well.

Everyone's Invited!​

Please spread the word about ExpatMojo.com - the more, the merrier.

And please visit ExpatMojo's Facebook page to see the latest posts and give it a like.

Thanks for reading. Hope to see you here often - I plan to post a few times every week.​

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