Travel Blogs from Sumatra, Indonesia

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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 ...

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, ...

Pha-Ngan Plans!, Pha-Ngan Island, Thailand, Thailand travel blog

Pha-Ngan Plans!

A travel blog entry by pploi

  Pha-Ngan Plans   Backup Files   My second day at Pha-Ngan island is full of activities. First of all, Pan introduced to many local people in every walk of trade. I now know about which place is the best for somtum, kanomjeen, or ...

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 ...

An abandoned paradise, Tuktukgaja, Indonesia travel blog

An abandoned paradise

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... to the Batak people. The Batak culture and language is very different to the Islamic cultures of Aceh (Northern Sumatra) and Western Sumatra. The Batak's beliefs are based in Animism however they were converted to Christianity by missionaries about ...

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 ...

A Window To The Culture Of The Acehnese People, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

A Window To The Culture Of The Acehnese People

A travel blog entry by venoth

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By the time we had finished with the previous temple, it was around 1 pm and our stomachs were already giving us various sounds and indications. Hence, the driver brought us to another lovely restaurant in the middle of the city. This restaurant ...

A little bit of Paradise, Samosir Island, Indonesia travel blog

A little bit of Paradise

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... , is lovely.  For only $20 we have a big room, western toilet, shower and bath (first bath I've seen in Indonesia), hot water and a balcony overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains. We walked around Tuk Tuk before hiring a motorbike, (yes, I ...

You better get yourself on chicken-bus mode, Siborongborong, Indonesia travel blog

You better get yourself on chicken-bus mode

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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In Aur Kuning, I waited for 10 hours. Desperation was long gone and had been replaced by helplessness a couple of hours before a small bus, which was NOT the bus I had paid for (I wanted economy, this was super, rock-bottom-saving economy), approached ...

Chances are....unpredictable., Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Chances are....unpredictable.

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

I made it! Don't know how, but I made it to Parapat. Taking the ferry to Tuk Tuk tomorrow. ...

I shall board when the game is finished., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

I shall board when the game is finished.

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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... where hopefully easy, organized, cheap transport would be at my fingertips.  Every single time I have gotten off a bus in Indonesia I've been greeted by obnoxiously unoriginal questions and offers: Hello, miss, where you go? Where you come from? ...

Palembang...The Cleanest City in Indonesia, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Palembang...The Cleanest City in Indonesia

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... a drop of rubbish on the streets. I was told by my friend that Palembang has been winning the the Award of Cleanest City in Indonesia all these years and they try their best to keep up to the mark....Excellent I thought to myself. After lunch, we were ...

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 ...

Medan and Meulaboh Offices, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan and Meulaboh Offices

A travel blog entry by yantisoaman

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Nice memory with old and new staffs, working with great team in Medan is a happy & great time and TDY to Meulaboh office is a valuable time. Meulaboh is about one hour by plane from Medan. ...

Last Night Utilized Well In Palembang, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Last Night Utilized Well In Palembang

A travel blog entry by venoth

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The rest of the night was very slow moving. The very first thing that we did was to head to the Ampera Bridge and this time we parked on the curb. All the we did the next two hours was to stand on the bridge, observe the night life, chit chat and enjoy ...

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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... to Sydney overland in the 70’s using the original Lonely Planet book!  We had come to Penang to get the boat over to Sumatra, Indonesia but found out on our first day that it had stopped doing the trip over a year and half ago. Doh! Note to ...

Have bike, will travel, Maninjau, Indonesia travel blog

Have bike, will travel

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... photo stops, before driving back to Bukittinggi. Lake Maninjau is absolutely stunning and a must visit for any visitor to Sumatra. Stayed at the Hello Guesthouse for my last night in Bukittinggi which is much nicer than the Rajawali and only an ...

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, ...

toubis birthday und 14h busfahrt uf Parapat, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

toubis birthday und 14h busfahrt uf Parapat

A travel blog entry by toubi-anscha

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so oder so hettemer noed viel schlaf abgkriegt, da het eus es komischs gruesch ide nacht gweckt.. de toubi het gfunde, das sig sicher es huehn und d anja het ufen verletzte hund oder katz tippt. so simer mitere taschelampe bewaffnet use dem jaemmere ...

Lake times, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Lake times

A travel blog entry by sitwed

Just noticed that the blog has passed a 1000 reads (thanks mum and dad) So little reminder of what i have been up whilst you lot have been having a wonderful time doing whatever it is you are up to. Spent a few nights on Samosir island in the middle of ...

Hectic times in Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Hectic times in Medan

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

We were hounded by people on arrival at Belawan, all offering lifts to Medan. We went with two men in their minivan. There was a mix of communication breakdown and dodgy dealing from the locals. We ended up at a resturant on a main road out of ...

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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... of Minangkabau royal families were killed in 1815 on the orders of Tuanku Lintau.  The British controlled the West Coast of Sumatra between 1795 and 1819. Stamford Raffles visited Pagaruyung in 1818, reaching it from the west coast, and by then it ...

This island is pretty poor there is little ..., Pulau weh, Indonesia travel blog

This island is pretty poor there is little ...

A travel blog entry by ryanonthebeach

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This island is pretty poor, there is little infrastructure and it can be tricky getting to and from the mainland but it is beautiful! Accommodation is basic to mid range but the diving is top notch. For the low end of the range, just a hut with a ...

kutacane - bsuech binere batak family, kutacane, Indonesia travel blog

kutacane - bsuech binere batak family

A travel blog entry by toubi-anscha

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ueber stock und stei, dur stroessli mit viel kurve, grosse schluchte und eme fahrer wo vorzueglich indonesische 90er jahr techno kassettli glosed het, simer vo medan nach kutacane gholperet. 9 stund schuettelbecher fahrt hemer muesse durestah. :) e ...

Dzien 1 Przylot do Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Dzien 1 Przylot do Medan

A travel blog entry by yaco

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19:40 wylot... Linie Lufthansa, przez Frankfurt do Kuala Lumpur z miedzyladowaniem w Bangkoku. Wielki plus dla LH za jedzenie. Jak na linie lotnicze to pierwsza liga. Tu juz pierwsza przygoda. W plecaku podrecznym mialem aparat z drugim obiektywem, ...

Dodji na morski greben..., Iboih, Indonesia travel blog

Dodji na morski greben...

A travel blog entry by zanmaja

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Torej, dolgo se vam nisva oglasila, za kar se iskreno opravicujeva. Ostala sva pri Medanu..wau to je blo ze dolgo nazaj... :P V Medanu naju je na avtobusni postaji cakal kdo drug kot Ferry, ki je na nek nacin postal najin angel varuh, kot se ga bova ...

Swim, Eat, Sleep... Repeat!, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Swim, Eat, Sleep... Repeat!

A travel blog entry by gemandlloyd

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We had a really amazing time in Bukit Lawang, great guys at our place and got very lucky seeing so many Orangutans on our trek. Now time for something different yet again, some downtime at Lake Toba the largest volcanic lake in the world! Excellent. We ...

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 ...

Getting through the center of aceh is a ..., Through the center of Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Getting through the center of aceh is a ...

A travel blog entry by ryanonthebeach

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Getting through the center of Aceh is a mission, what could have been done in a day has taken me three partly because I got the buss times all screwed up and because the roads get washed away. Sitting on the top of the mini bus through the highlands of ...

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