Travel Blogs from Sumatra, Indonesia

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when they say hot springs, they mean hot!, Ketembe, Indonesia travel blog

when they say hot springs, they mean hot!

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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After a long, rejuvenating sleep, i ventured out into the village to check things out. The village is a tiny, tiny picturesque jungle community and the people are super friendly, with the children literally running out of their houses upon sighting me ...

Crater lakes and Bemos!, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Crater lakes and Bemos!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... to the most beautiful gorge - neither of us really had any expectations of what to find in any of the places we went to in Indonesia which led to excellent surprises round every corner! We ended up paying to go into this zoo (which had 3 birds and 2 ...

Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... play-fighting on the rivebank. The trek while knackering and despite the insects has been a great introduction to Indonesia. We wanted Sumatra to be a more challenging and therefore rewarding place before heading to Australia and after the relative ...

long trip in a mini bus, Many many cities, Indonesia travel blog

long trip in a mini bus

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Soaking wet, i arrive in Bukittinggi, where i annoying lose my poncho on the way to the bus depot. There they tell me there is no economy class bus, before trying to overprice me on the air con one )this is Asia after all, and its pretty obvious I'm in a ...

off to toba, Danau toba, Indonesia travel blog

off to toba

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Toba is a beautiful lake, and the village of tuk tuk is basically tons and tons of empty guest houses ligning the side of the lake, all desperate for your business. All this means is very very cheap rooms and great value for money. The water in the lake ...

Onto Medan...in a roundabout sort of way!!!, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Onto Medan...in a roundabout sort of way!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... and believe me my brain hurt afterwards! Paul just sat there laughing as ususal! All in all there's not really alot to see in Medan but the city has a great feel to it and lots of lovely people!!! Our first island in Indonesia and we had the ...

Medan: couchsurfing, Buda, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan: couchsurfing, Buda

A travel blog entry by zanmaja

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Jah no, ocitno sva se ustela tudi pri tem planiranju. Se vedno sva v Medanu... Bukit Lawang je zaenkrat se na listi. V bistvu ravno cakava Ferrya da naju odpelje na avtobusno postajo za Bukit Lawang, kjer bova lahko videla nase bratrance (oz po Zanovo: ...

Luxury at the

Luxury at the "Ritz"

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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Ok, we are not really staying at the Ritz but it might as well be...at least for me. This is by far the nicest hotel I slept in during this entire trip. The room has a very plush twin bed and a queen size bed, a TV, a dresser, and a refrigerator. We ...

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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... jungle between getting bashed about going through the rapids! Yesterday was spent travelling back to Medan (the capital of Sumatra) before getting a flight back to Penang for our flight to Singapore. The bus journey was pretty smooth (considering!) ...

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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... then into Sungai Landia village, which is yfamous for its silverwork. The architecture has also changed.  Dominant, as always in Sumatra, are the mosques which .are very beautiful, but in this northern part of Sumatra, there is also some pointed roof ...

The Only Watering Hole In Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

The Only Watering Hole In Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... here as this is the main hotel were political events are held too, thus sometimes even governors and even the President of Indonesia stays here whenever he is in Aceh. As for us, once we were in, the driver handled the entire check in ...

Don't Go To Medan  !!!!, Medan Indonesia, Indonesia travel blog

Don't Go To Medan !!!!

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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Smoggy Medan If you can avoid the city of Medan in Indonesia I certainly recommend that you do.!!! Our flight actually arrived there before it had taken off as the flight was so short and their clocks are 1 hour behind Malaysian time. I have never been on ...

Siste meddelelser fra Indonesia.., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Siste meddelelser fra Indonesia..

A travel blog entry by hjalmar

... hadde dannet meg noe særlig bilde av landet, og ble til stadighet overrasket over mangfoldet og alle forskjellene. Indonesia innehar fjerdeplass som nasjon i verden hva befolkningsstørrelse gjelder, og med sine snart 250 millioner mennesker, 300 språk ...

Gelora Sriwijaya...The 26th SEA Games Stadium, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Gelora Sriwijaya...The 26th SEA Games Stadium

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... SEA Games Village. Having a seating capacity of 40,000 people, it is today used mainly for football games in this part of Indonesia.    Once filled with great athletes, it is definitely great walking on this turf. I am pleased that it is ...

Dress up, or no entry!, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Dress up, or no entry!

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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After leaving our island paradise, we scooted up to Medan, which is Indonesia's 3rd largest city, so that we could extend our visa by a few days. We turned up at the Immigration Office on Monday morning, dressed in shorts.  We were banned from even ...

Don't bother being a tourist in these parts ..., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Don't bother being a tourist in these parts ...

A travel blog entry by ryanonthebeach

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Don't bother... Being a tourist in these parts makes you some thing of a celebrity. Every 5 meters someone will shout "Hello friend" or "Hello Mr." If you stop anywhere (even to eat) there will be someone trying valiantly to strike up a conversation. ...

Pecel Lele Lela...A Must Try Food!, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Pecel Lele Lela...A Must Try Food!

A travel blog entry by venoth

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This is an entry which talks about a great food outlet that I tried here in Palembang. This is pretty much a chain of restaurants and this place I visited is the sixty third outlet. Pecel in Indonesian language means kind of 'sambal style' and Lele ...

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 ...

Journey Through 44 Hairpin Bends To A Caldera Lake, Danau Maninjau, Indonesia travel blog

Journey Through 44 Hairpin Bends To A Caldera Lake

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... air was even cleaner than in Bukittinggi and the sights absolutely breathtaking. As its a public holiday season here in Indonesia for the Chinese New Year, there were many hobbyist going around with their favourite activities like mountain biking and ...

Find my paradise...tick!, Pulau Weh, Indonesia travel blog

Find my paradise...tick!

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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Pulau Weh is the dream island! White sandy beaches, the reef just a few meters away, very good diving spots, cozy bungalows by crystal clear water ($3-5), friendly locals and good food! I think this list is enough to make anyone jealous and wonder what ...

Down and Out In Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Down and Out In Medan

A travel blog entry by elrigster

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... to find some other means to get there as i was sure that there would be some kind of mini bus doing the run knowing that in Indonesia there is no niche unfilled if there is money to be made .I was right and although we would have to pay treble what the ...

Beaches and Circumcisions, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Beaches and Circumcisions

A travel blog entry by vanessaanddan

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... on the island in the middle of the lake but the next ferry wasn't until 5.45pm and it is an hours journey and being Indonesia in reality that probably means 6.45pm so as we had no accommodation booked we decided to stay on the mainland tonight and go to ...

Saying Goodbye, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Saying Goodbye

A travel blog entry by vanessaanddan

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This week is our last in Indonesia I can't believe we have been here for nearly 6 weeks, neither of us wants to leave we have had such an amazing time and made so many friends.  On Tuesday one of the girls out of the intermediate 3 class had heard ...

Welcome to the Jungle, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by thebogantrekker

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... different....   Morale:                        Average Days since last shave:  29   Over and out from Sumatra, Indonesia. ...

Aug 05, 2009, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Aug 05, 2009

A travel blog entry by germain

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Helloooo Sumatra!, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Helloooo Sumatra!

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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Indonesia is made up of thousands of islands, which makes traveling time-consuming and expensive. I had to do a ton of research on flight schedules and map out distance between islands to determine the best way and places to spend my 30 days in Indo. I ...

Flight Time At Palembang Airport, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Flight Time At Palembang Airport

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... reach the airport. The check in procedures were at the utmost efficiency that one can ever expect in Indonesia.  This is mainly because the Palembang Immigration officers were already used to international tourists during the SEA Games ...

Great island, amazing beaches, dive & tsunami, Iboih, Indonesia travel blog

Great island, amazing beaches, dive & tsunami

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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... were back on the motorcycle. This time, we rode all the way up to the northernmost tip of the island (perhaps the northernmost of Indonesia too?) and waited for the sunset. It was beautiful but it was a bit scary going back to Iboih after that because it ...

Tickets or no tickets?!, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Tickets or no tickets?!

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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Booked a flight to Banda Aceh today and leave tomorrow... This really is a dream come true and I absolutely can not wait. Every day that I travel I feel privileged to be able to do and see so many things but the opportunity to experience, and witness ...

A day of tsunami, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

A day of tsunami

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... day so far, now about to get on the bus back to Medan before heading for Bukit Lawang to meet our ginger haired cousins. We have decided to leave Sumatra on the 19th and head to Thailand and make our way through the deep south. Sumatra we will be back! ...

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