Travel Blogs from Bukittinggi, Indonesia

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Waterfalls, Gibbons, and Planting Rice, Harau, Indonesia travel blog

Waterfalls, Gibbons, and Planting Rice

A travel blog entry by dane

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... has made prices unreasonable, but there’s nothing to see or do there, so just skip it.  But around Toba and Bukittinggi, you can rent motorbikes for $6 - $8 and see some of the most breathtaking scenery in Southeast Asia. So again, Sumatra is ...

Minangkabau Tour, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Minangkabau Tour

A travel blog entry by dane

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This is one of the several day-trips offered from Bukittinggi, and it's probably the one I most highly recommend. I think we paid $30 or so to have a driver for the day and a guide who spoke English. Our guide was great, the vehicle was nice, and as you ...

Motorbike Ride through the North, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Motorbike Ride through the North

A travel blog entry by dane

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This was a great trip. I love the countryside. And even after 4 years in Southeast Asia, I still love rice paddies. The terracing and the unending fields of green just mesmerize me. HD Video. Watch it in 720. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxjL0nUVmQ ...

Lindsey's Bus Ride through the 7th Level of Hell, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Lindsey's Bus Ride through the 7th Level of Hell

A travel blog entry by dane

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I'll just let Lindsey tell her own story. Although I will point out that she did not like watching me read comfortably while she was so motion sick that she threw up for 7 hours. So I stopped reading. But I just don't get motion sickness. :) ...

trying journeys and Ramadan, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

trying journeys and Ramadan

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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... us. Eventually we said our farewells and boarded our ferry. Without going into the detail about the journey from Pulau Batam to Bukittinggi through Pekanbaru I will say that it was a hellish experience. It included a bus with a flat tire, endless waits ...

From Melaka to Dumai by boat, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

From Melaka to Dumai by boat

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... I paid about 1600 rupiah the day before. He finally found me a little bus, away from the bus station, that was leaving for Bukittinggi. I gave him 3000 rupih and he was happy. I got to this town in the late afternoon and tried to find the guesthouse. ...

bukittinggi, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

bukittinggi

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Arrived in Bukittinggi and decided on a whim hat due to time constraints i'd pass straight through and go straight to Danau Mannninjau, so got the bus straight ...

Crater lakes and Bemos!, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Crater lakes and Bemos!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... town! Found a nifty little hotel (well it was Mr Smedley's coming of age!) and set about exploring our first Indonesian town! Bukittinggi is very quaint and set next to the most beautiful gorge - neither of us really had any expectations of what to find ...

Mountains, valleys, jungle and rice fields, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Mountains, valleys, jungle and rice fields

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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Today we visited Sianok Canyon and village, not far from Bukittinggi town.  Nearby is Mt Singgaleng, a comparatively quiet volcano, and then into Sungai Landia village, which is yfamous for its silverwork. The architecture has also changed.  ...

Fernando's, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Fernando's

A travel blog entry by witek

Met Fernando on the bus, who invited all three foreigners on the bus to stay at his house. We then rode to Lake Maninjau to enjoy the beautiful views and have an amazing meal at one of the local restaurants. I wish we got here earlier so that we'd be ...

An Evening That Introduced Minangkabau Culture, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

An Evening That Introduced Minangkabau Culture

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... room being spacious with all facilities that one can ask for for the price paid. This is a four star accommodation in Bukittinggi and the other four star hotel is The Hills, formerly Novotel. The rates for this hotel was around USD 70 per ...

Exploring Local Street Food...Satay Madura, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Exploring Local Street Food...Satay Madura

A travel blog entry by venoth

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The entire journey for the day worn us out and the first thing we did once we went back to the hotel was to get a good nap. The other good thing was that this evening was surely much colder than the previous night.  In lieu of the long journey that ...

La Silla Azul, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

La Silla Azul

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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(((( A short story to be read slowly, with a chapino accent despite the lack of the tildes marking it, while listening to "Le Moulin" by Yann Tiersen. )))) Quien te viera asi, fuera de lugar, toda azulita como digna reina de feria de pueblo. Decime, ...

Wild Sunflowers Grow In Abundance In This Town, Batusangkar, Indonesia travel blog

Wild Sunflowers Grow In Abundance In This Town

A travel blog entry by venoth

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Batusangkar is the capitol of Tanah Datar regency. This place was once known as Fort Van de Capellan during colonial times when it was a Dutch outpost established during the Padri War (1821 - 1837). The city was later renamed to Batusangkar in ...

Treks and more Treks in Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Treks and more Treks in Bukittinggi

A travel blog entry by myriam_123

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Oh Bukkitinggi, how I will miss this place when I leave! As if I wasn't in love with Indonesia so much already, then I come here and find this place that really got under my skin (in the good sense that that expression can be used, not the bad one). So, ...

The Palace of King Adityawarman Of Malayapura, Pagaruyung, Indonesia travel blog

The Palace of King Adityawarman Of Malayapura

A travel blog entry by venoth

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This next stop has a very important historical factor to the Minangkabau land. Before we proceeded to that, first we settled for some lunch at this village.  This restaurant was one of it's kind. Nestled in the middle of a paddy field and built ...

Visiting The Cultural Hub of the Minangkabau's, Pariangan, Indonesia travel blog

Visiting The Cultural Hub of the Minangkabau's

A travel blog entry by venoth

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Pariangan is a small Minangkabau village located in Tanah Datar Regency. The village is located in the lower slopes of Mount Merapi, an active volcano. Despite it's size, the village is of great cultural and historical significance to the ...

Nias (soundtrack- Bob Marley), Bukittinghi, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

Nias (soundtrack- Bob Marley)

A travel blog entry by travelingurl

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We're in Bukittinghi now, back on Sumatra mainland- it's a small town in the mountains surrounded by three volcanoes. Quite nice, Western food, which has been heaven after nine days of pretty much just rice, noodles and egg- had pizza with REAL CHEESE ...

Whats it take to be an Indonesian millionare?, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Whats it take to be an Indonesian millionare?

A travel blog entry by johnnynomad

Here is the low-down on what things cost Pappi here in Indonesia. I took out a million Rupiahs the other day! Indonesia uses the Rupiah as its currency $1 USD = 9,299 IDR 1 million Rupiahs = $107.52 USD The local average daily wage in Indonesia is ...

Beneath the pavement lies sunshine!, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Beneath the pavement lies sunshine!

A travel blog entry by johnnynomad

... my last minute decision to head South and my lack of planning I ended up in the sleazy boarder town/island of Singapore and Indonesia clueless. All boarder towns for the most part all over the world are the same. They are infested with low lives that ...

Indonesia, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia

A travel blog entry by tone_n_erin

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... They gave us some great insight into the city and some ideas of what to do.  Joel had been living in Indonesia in a town called Bukittinggi for three months now.  He was great!  We had already made up our mind about getting the hell ...

Back in time to Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Back in time to Bukittinggi

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... bumpy riding, smoke fumes, and restricted views we endured in the vans made the one day of countryside touring we did around Bukittinggi as passengers on Andre’s and Putra’s motorbikes all the more glorious. We were free! We soared on narrow ...

Waiting, and more waiting, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Waiting, and more waiting

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

So we took the flight, and got to Bukittingi, and decided, intstead we would stay here a night, and then head to Lake Toba tommorrow.  We thought the bus ride there was to be around 12 hours, and have come to find out that it is more like 21 now, ...

Harau Valley, Sumatra, Harau Valley, Indonesia travel blog

Harau Valley, Sumatra

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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Getting out of the city and into some countryside was in order and we had been looking forward to the Harau Valley for quite awhile.  It didn't disappoint.  The air was crisp and clean, the countryside beautiful, and the local people some of ...

Run through the jungle, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Run through the jungle

A travel blog entry by ritchie

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... amusement. I am still travelling with Amy, the girl I met in Yogya. We flew to Pedang and then got a taxi up here to Bukittinggi. After recovering from my stomach bug we set off for a 2 day trek in the jungle that surrounds Bukittinggi. On the first day ...

Bukittinggi, Round 2 , Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Bukittinggi, Round 2

A travel blog entry by myriam_123

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... Bedudal Cafe reading a book everyday...but people defenitely made sure I kept busy. They are way too nice and generous, all those Bukittinggi boys. :) It's hard to explain all that went on in Bukittinggi. Over time, I started to spend less time with the ...

Recovering in Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Recovering in Bukittinggi

A travel blog entry by linzstoker

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     Well, after my hellish bus ride and night of throwing up, we took it pretty easy for a few days in Bukittinggi.  The town itself isn't a place you want to spend a lot of time in.  It's looks quaint enough, but it's ...

Jungle Hunt for Rafflesia, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Jungle Hunt for Rafflesia

A travel blog entry by linzstoker

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    One of the tourist draws of this area is a particular flower.  Sounds strange, I know, but the Raflessia flower is quite special.  It has the largest single flower of any flowering plant in the world, growing up to a meter ...

A True Naturalists' Heaven, Singgalang, Indonesia travel blog

A True Naturalists' Heaven

A travel blog entry by venoth

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On the way back from Danau 'Lake' Maninjau, we stopped over at a small hill town called Singgalang. This is around 1 hours from the earlier visited location.  There is a small souvenir shop here and when you walk through that souvenir shop, there is ...

long delays, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

long delays

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

... me. "Hello miss, miss! Where you go? Where you from?", the exact same song repeated without rest these last 7 days in Indonesia is now being shot at me from all directions. Some minutes later I'm sitting on a wooden chair, clumsily painted black, with a ...

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