Travel Blogs from Bukit Lawang, Indonesia

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the orangutans of Bukit Lawang...., Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

the orangutans of Bukit Lawang....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... lack of variety and get back into the groove of searching out their own food from the forest.     A little bit about Bukit Lawang.  It's a small town right on a river, the size of which is perfect for tubing...wide and shallow.  But ...

Day 62:  Falling in Love With Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Day 62: Falling in Love With Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... jungle... See deh animal... Trekking together... with orang-utan... Walking together... Singing together... Everything together! In Bukit Lawang...HEY!" ...all typos deliberate. Ita's brother also whipped out a photo album and a pamphlet ...

*Day 61:  Homesick :-(, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

*Day 61: Homesick :-(

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... bush as soon as the assistant threw a stick at it. Props to the monkeys. My local made, jungle-grade Bukit Lawang flip-flops were also proving their worth, despite leaving my feet vulnerable to mosquitoes they were perfectly ...

Wild Men Of Sumatra, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Wild Men Of Sumatra

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... . We came in via Medan, but that was just to get our bearings and make our travel arrangements- our first real destination was Bukit Lawang which sits on the fringe of Gunung Leuser National Park and is one of the few places that you can visit with the ...

*Day 60: Orangutans & French Lullabies, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

*Day 60: Orangutans & French Lullabies

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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After a warm fruit filled bowl of "muesli"(actually coconut flavored debris from the bottom of their toaster oven), I was fetched by guide Abdul and followed him on a round through the village to pick up the other four trekkers. The first was a ...

Face to face with a person of the forest, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Face to face with a person of the forest

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... left the Dutch girl and the guide to carry on down the river as we wanted to see a taster of what we had really come to Bukit Lawang for and make the 3pm feeding at the Bohorok Orang-utan Viewing Centre.  On the way to the centre we had lunch at a ...

Welcome to the cheap seats, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Welcome to the cheap seats

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... we agreed to go with him two days later.  We managed to get a room for 50,000 Rupiah a night (about £3) at the Bukit Lawang Indah Hostel which had a great little restaurant with a group of locals playing guitar and singing along.  The place had ...

The real Crocodile Dundee experience, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

The real Crocodile Dundee experience

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We got up at 7.30am and made sure that we both had pineapple porridge for our breakfast to give us some energy. We packed everything that we thought we might need for the next two days and met Thomas, Ewa, Graeme and the rest of the gang, two Chilean ...

Jungle Trekking, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Jungle Trekking

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 111 - Bukit Lawang Five minutes into the day and we started to get worried. Covered head to toe with mosquito bites (Kirsty even looks like she's got a black eye because of a particularly nasty one) it promised to be an itchy day. Less than an hour ...

Penang - Medan - Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Penang - Medan - Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... , sung by someone who had inhaled more than two complete lungfuls of helium. On arrival in Indonesia, we managed to skate round Medan straight to Bukit Lawang, thus avoiding what is reputably one of the shittiest city in the world. Arrival re-united us ...

Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... inner tubes tied together and carried six of us (Kirsty, Elle, one guide, two assistants and me) plus our luggage back to Bukit Lawang in an embarrassing time of less than an hour putting our 'marathon' efforts of yesterday to shame. Tubing in Sumatra ...

Orangutans in Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Orangutans in Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by pc_out_there

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... but the lack of hot water and useless hotel staff made the start to the next day less than briliant (mild understatement). The village of Bukit Lawang on the very edge of the jungle would be our base for the next four nights but to get there we had the ...

Jungle life, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Jungle life

A travel blog entry by elrigster

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... a long breakfast next to the river without any kind of rush. It was nice to just look back and see a bit of village life. Buwit Lawang, is the kind of place that you imagine when you hear, Jungle Village. I mean this place is surrounded by it, with the ...

Orangutans :), Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Orangutans :)

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... is really nice with the most infectious grin we have ever seen. We have eaten at his place for pretty much our entire stay in Bukit Lawang. Once we were sufficiently filled we set off on the hunt for a room (not hard as there are more guides than ...

Bromo Style, Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Bromo Style

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

I was awoken by a wake up call at 7:38am, fucking twats, I said 10am. Taxi. No mention was made of a fucking wake up call. I politely said thank you and put the phone down. At 8am there was a knock at the door to tell us our taxi was ready, when ...

Going Ape in Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Going Ape in Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by butterfills

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... air-con and reclining seats.  The seven hour journey was really quite pleasant and for once, passed without incident.  Bukit Lawang is a small village on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park.  It is home to approximately 7000 ...

Dzien 2 Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Dzien 2 Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by yaco

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... tu od pazdziernika do kwietnia. Celem dzisiejszego dnia jest zobaczenie ciekawszych miejsc w Medan, farmy krokodyli i dotarcie do Bukit Lawang u wejscia do parku Gunung Leuser. Prosze jeszcze wczesniej Antka o zatrzymanie sie przy kantorze. Wymieniam ...

In the jungle...the mighty jungle..., Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

In the jungle...the mighty jungle...

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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I can't believe I missed out on Kings of Leon at T in the Park just because I couldn't handle the whole camping aspect of festival life...I was only planning on going for the one night too!! Yes, I have been in the jungle for the last two days camping ...

My Jungle Book, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

My Jungle Book

A travel blog entry by martha.radtke

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This weekend I was (easily) convinced to go on a jungle trekking trip to Sumatra - a giant jungle island in Indonesia.   To reinforce my badass status, allow me to clarify what the heck "trekking" is: Trekking: (v.) extreme hiking, involving ...

My 29th Birthday, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

My 29th Birthday

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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We woke up this morning to a mother and baby orangutan hanging from a vine over the waterfall. Not your average birthday start to the day... Awesome!! Adi and Pejar two of the guides had caught some fish in the river which I had fried for ...

King of the Swingers, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

King of the Swingers

A travel blog entry by elrigster

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... forest. This was just as intense, we have seem the rain of the wet session many times now through central America, Australia and Indonesia but had never been in the actual jungle as it fell. Tropical rain is very powerful and intense. Just a few seconds ...

The Orangutans of Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

The Orangutans of Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by paul_karen

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... the place, what stood out for me were the people. We’ve met many amazing people during our trip, but the people in Bukit Lawang were really something special. All the locals had a smile and a hello ready for us as we walked past. Everyone seemed to ...

Treking through the jungle, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Treking through the jungle

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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Tambrin took us into the jungle today. We saw our first orangutan within 45 minutes, after that it was pretty much one an hour. There was the occasional mother and baby. One mother and baby couple had made a nest up in ...

Oh no, there's Mina... RUN!!!, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Oh no, there's Mina... RUN!!!

A travel blog entry by danaandtomer

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... , and changed into our bathing suits. The guides strung 4 big tubes together and we all hopped on and rafted back to Bukit Lawang! That day, Laura, Toms and I bathed in the river like the locals and had a great dinner. We had one last sing ...

The Orangutan Room, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

The Orangutan Room

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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Travelling to Bukit Lawang was long! We were met on the bus by Tambrin, a guide (how convenient??). Despite his selling tactics the 4 of us decided to go with him into the jungle the next day. The Ecolodge is a great place!! It was hit by the flash ...

Tubing is ace..., Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Tubing is ace...

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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... to go tubing!! Well what fun that was...15 of us on 2 rafts with jungle boys steering us home in the quickly rising waters to Bukit Lawang!! Once we were back, completely soaked, we went for a drink on the decking of one of the hostels with the rest of ...

Oranguans!!!!, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Oranguans!!!!

A travel blog entry by frozenbadgers

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 Off bright and early on Tuesday 8th heading for Sumatra.  An excellent 5 hour ferry crossing, didn;t even realise we were in the water!  Wish we could have said the same about the next six hours in an series of buses on an arse-breaking road!  The ...

Dzien 3 Spanie w dzungli, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Dzien 3 Spanie w dzungli

A travel blog entry by yaco

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O godzinie 9:00 przy restauracji umowieni jestesmy na trekking. Dzisiaj spanie bedzie w namiotach w srodku jungli. Juz sie nie moge doczekac :) Tymczasem 7:00 rano i pada deszcz :( Ale jaki deszcz. Jestesmy po sniadaniu. American Brekfast. Tosty, ...

A great big Crater!, Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

A great big Crater!

A travel blog entry by aliandbryan

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... winding road to Mount Penanjakan where you would watch sun rise over the volcanic terrain. This is how we began day 13 of Indonesia! The crowds at the top of Penanjakan were huge and all vying for space aiming towards the sun. Bryan and I noticed they ...

MEETING ORANGUTANS IN THEIR JUNGLE HOME, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

MEETING ORANGUTANS IN THEIR JUNGLE HOME

A travel blog entry by jungleuncl

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... for a mattress.  They are way up there in the jungle canopy; otherwise I"d like to crawl into one of the leftover nests. Bukit Lawang is the gateway to Leuser National Park, and take it from JungleUncl, this is one of the largest and best protected ...

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