Travel Blogs from Sumatra, Indonesia

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On my own in Banda Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

On my own in Banda Aceh

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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I awoke to the sound of 2 cockrels having some kind of sqwauk off this morning...not that that was a problem though as I needed to be up to catch the 8am ferry back to Banda Aceh. Glorious sunshine and at least 20 degrees at 7am...this really is ...

Berastagi: A tourist town, Berastagi, Indonesia travel blog

Berastagi: A tourist town

A travel blog entry by ardhan

... the appropriate choice for recreation spot other than Toba Lake and Samosir Island, which has become a trademark of North Sumatra.Berastagi has the strategic location to become the stopping place, not just because several tourist attractions are easy to ...

Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan

A travel blog entry by amatsinrake

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Bukit Lawangista tulimme bussilla takaisin Medaniin, jossa hyppasimme ensimmaiseen 64-numeroiseen bemoon. Jaimme pois kaupungin toisella laidalla heti, kun naimme KFC:n kyltin. Kana&riisi-aterian jalkeen otimme taksin Asean International ...

Exploring The Legend Of Kemaro Island, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Exploring The Legend Of Kemaro Island

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... huge pagoda which has been constructed recently. It is another attraction here as there are not many such pagodas in Indonesia, unlike Malaysia where religious freedom is better exercised. Not until recent years with the last President, Indonesia did not ...

Merry Christmas and a Slothful New Year, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Merry Christmas and a Slothful New Year

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

... we took advantage of the opportunity to sneak out discreetly. Of course, "discreet" is always a pretty relative term for us in Indonesia, being that we're tall and white and all. A couple days after Christmas we finally rented a motorbike. I had ...

Bumpy, bugger of a bus ride!, Ketambe, Indonesia travel blog

Bumpy, bugger of a bus ride!

A travel blog entry by lucy_and_matt

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... all the cigarettes we had involuntarily breathed in. We weren't surprised to learn we were the only tourist here, tourism in Sumatra and Indonesia as a whole as slumped dramatically. So much has happened in recent years, such as the tsunami (or big water ...

Redhaired cousins, Bukitlawang, Indonesia travel blog

Redhaired cousins

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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Trekking was the last thing I wanted to do when I woke up this morning. But after 2 days of feeling like shit, I was feeling better...so I forced myself out of bed, took a cold shower and got ready. I had paid for a one day trek the night before because ...

just chillin', Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

just chillin'

A travel blog entry by travelingurl

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... SE Asia. The lake is in the middle of an ancient volcanic crater, and its absolutely spectacular. The boat from Penang to Sumatra was uneventful, though immigration was interesting- total chaos. Our ideal plan was to head up Nth to Bukit Lawang, a little ...

Excellent Chinese Seafood Dinner in Palembang, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Excellent Chinese Seafood Dinner in Palembang

A travel blog entry by venoth

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After getting back to the hotel earlier, we literally dozed off for at least two hours as we were quite exhausted by the journey back and the massive traffic jam caused by the flash floods in the city. Once we woke, it was already almost time for dinner. ...

Bukit Siguntang..A Visit To Parameswara's Siblings, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Bukit Siguntang..A Visit To Parameswara's Siblings

A travel blog entry by venoth

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This entry is about this location that lies at the farthest end of the Palembang City limits...Siguntang Hill. This entire hillock is sprawled with Royal Mausoleums which date back to the 1400's. This has a strong connection to Malaysia as the ...

The Largest Volcanic Lake.....in The World, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

The Largest Volcanic Lake.....in The World

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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... . We didn't feel any earthquakes or hear any rumbles but there is still a large amount of volcanic activity going on beneath Indonesia. They were too hot for us to get into but looked pretty impressive.....all the rocks covered with a green algae making ...

Jungle life, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Jungle life

A travel blog entry by elrigster

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The trek had taken it out of us and so today was to be a very much in the rest category. We got up late and had 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 ...

Dirty City, tomorrow = monkeys., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Dirty City, tomorrow = monkeys.

A travel blog entry by oandm

We took the ferry (150.00RM/ea) from Penang alll the way to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Indonesian customs was the most disorganized I've ever seen... partway through getting our visas-on-arrival the power went out for the whole building. I ...

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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... The driver fetched us at the hotel and we head to one of the famous local restaurants. Once again, like my previous trips to Indonesia, this restaurant was filled with Malaysians, many of which travelled on the same flight in. As usual, the food here was ...

Pempek...A Food That Is Synonymous To Palembang, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Pempek...A Food That Is Synonymous To Palembang

A travel blog entry by venoth

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Pempek is a food that is synonymous to Palembang City and no trip to Palembang will be complete if you had not tried this dish. It is made of steamed fish mixed with flour and comes in a few variations. Some are stuffed with eggs and some with ...

Orangutans :), Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Orangutans :)

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... . Along the way we chatted with the guides, played with giant ants and swung on vines (otherwise known as Tarzan transportation in Sumatra!)We had regular breaks sitting down on vast tree roots to munch on fruit brought along by our guides. We had ...

Active volcano...yes please, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Active volcano...yes please

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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6am up AGAIN...not complaining when its to climb an active volcano though!! Plastic bags on my feet, odd socks on top of them, wet trainers and a sesame street teesh later and I'm ready!! Looking hot if I do say so myself too!!ha ha!! Our private car ...

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 ...

Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan

A travel blog entry by amatsinrake

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Saavuimme jalleen uuteen paikkaa iltamyohalla ja pimeassa, kuten tavaksi nayttaa jo muodostuneen. Air Asian lento Kuala Lumpurista oli muutenkin siirtynyt tunnilla ostohetken aikataulua myohemmaksi ja nyt kone oli tasta uudestakin ajasta puoli tuntia ...

When i get older, I will be stronger..., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

When i get older, I will be stronger...

A travel blog entry by evy_duville

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... you in Belgium ;) And that was it for Singapore, yesterday i arrived in the last country i will see during this trip...Indonesia..havebig expectations but will tell you next time hownice it is:) Although i can already tell you now that yesterday, after ...

Pindang Sekanak...A Wonderful Dish, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Pindang Sekanak...A Wonderful Dish

A travel blog entry by venoth

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This afternoon, we have already checked out of the hotel a while ago and then head for lunch to a deserted part of town, the old port of Palembang which was the main city in the 1600's.   Today, it is more of a fishing village where most of the ...

Days out with Ferry and his family, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Days out with Ferry and his family

A travel blog entry by barbieandken

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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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... boots.  This attire was completely inappropriate for the jungle, firstly because there are loads of bitey insects around and secondly, Sumatra is a Muslim country and our guides were Muslim.  On the other hand, if you have had to pay for your ...

Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan

A travel blog entry by ritchie

... problems due to the Bali bombings] on themselves." Wow what balls! Scuse me, scuse me. Man with big balls coming through. In Indonesia a lot of the locals want to talk to you. I must have heard the question "Where are you coming from?" (sic) about a ...

PT Pulau Sambu Kuala Enok, Kuala Enok, Riau, Indonesia travel blog

PT Pulau Sambu Kuala Enok

A travel blog entry by nudujohn

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Kerja keras banting tulang, peras keringat, low wages, low social secure, banyak training, banyak pengalaman kerja. Bisa mancing ikan bethok ...

An Early Rise To Begin The Day, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

An Early Rise To Begin The Day

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... hall was filled with Malaysians and all the rooms in the resort were full. I guess most Malaysians must be running to Indonesia for their holidays. Mostly following large tour groups, typically in the size of 20 to 30 people per group. The breakfast menu ...

Dzien 2 Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Dzien 2 Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by yaco

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Pobudka o 8:00. O 10-tej mamy spotkanie z Antonem z Tamasaya Indonesia, ktory ma byc naszym kierowca na Sumatrze. Przed spotkaniem schodzimy na sniadanie, bardzo urozmaicone od tostow i dzemu po kuchnie indonezyjska..... Czas wniknac w kulture i ...

Padang Bai, Padang Bai, Indonesia travel blog

Padang Bai

A travel blog entry by beckye

So we jumped off the ferry and found a small cafe 4 a bite to eat and a guest house just down the road litrally to rest our weery limbs. A stop off town ferry port only a tiny place but relaxing and just what we needed to break up the journey from ...

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 ...

Randomness in Padang, Padang, Indonesia travel blog

Randomness in Padang

A travel blog entry by kimthevagabond

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... a dirty city, with trash littering the sidewalks and not much to do, so we booked a bus to Bukhitinggi, in the interior of Sumatra, instead. We had about 4 hours to kill until our bus left so we wandered to the bustling market, where we received a lot of ...

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