Travel Blogs from Sumatra, Indonesia

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Banana Brandy, Pulau Weh, Indonesia travel blog

Banana Brandy

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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... the highlights of the island was the family BBQ for dinner. This consisted of barbecued barracuda, rice (of course, we ARE in indonesia), gado-gado, tempeh, vegetable curry, fried potato balls, tuna cake AND ice cream for 30,000 Rupiah. A feast. Another ...

medan - 3. groeschti stadt vo indonesia, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

medan - 3. groeschti stadt vo indonesia

A travel blog entry by toubi-anscha

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all de schlechte kritike zum trotz hemer medan als zimli agnehm empfunde.. es isch e typischi asiatischi grossstadt: laermig zwar und hektisch, aber voll ok wemer noed wott lang bliibe. d luet sind wieder total lieb und interessiert xi, vorallem de ...

What a Weh to

What a Weh to "end" a trip

A travel blog entry by myriam_123

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... the comment "Only in Indonesia do people bring you your food wearing just a towel!...hey, have a good shower?"...and I thought "Only in Indonesia can someone bring you your food in a towel and I don't even NOTICE!"...lol...and then I tried to imagine this ...

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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We arrived in the afternoon  after picking up Laura from Medan airport,  it was so great to see her after 4 months! We stayed in a beautiful guest house on the river, with amazing food and a really nice atmosphere. Every night a bunch of local ...

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 ...

Nature At Its Best In Aceh, Siron, Indonesia travel blog

Nature At Its Best In Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... for all Acehnese who are Muslims to be at the mosque, failing which the penalty is hefty. Aceh is the only province in Indonesia which practices Shariah laws, similar to that of Saudi Arabia. There are no commercial courts here and all governance is ...

Sunset Admired From Another Beach Too In Aceh, Pasi, Indonesia travel blog

Sunset Admired From Another Beach Too In Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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From the earlier beach area, it was a mere 15 minutes drive passing through some villages and we arrived at this other beach. Unlike the earlier beach, here there seemed to be a beach cum hill resort built in recent years.  This beach was equally ...

Papa Chili's, Air Manis, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

Papa Chili's

A travel blog entry by carson_nicki

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So I'm writing these in "the future" and backdating them, or at least trying to remember the dates that correspond to the places we're writing about. It's fun to log in and read the comments from our peeps back home. Feels like its been a long time ...

Mother Velangkani Church.....A Palace Of Miracles, Kampung Selamat Satu, Indonesia travel blog

Mother Velangkani Church.....A Palace Of Miracles

A travel blog entry by venoth

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From the earlier stop, it had taken us two hours to arrive in Tanjung Selamat, a suburb outside of Medan City but falls within the city limits. The main reason to stop over here was to bring my family over to visit this particular Mother Mary Church ...

A Muttony Lunch In Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

A Muttony Lunch In Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... include birds that one rears at home and also cocks which are used for fighting...though cock fighting is already declared illegal in Indonesia.  He had an entire range of birds from parrots to mynas and even some rare birds. Interesting how he had ...

Travelled to Bukittinggi, Padang, Indonesia travel blog

Travelled to Bukittinggi

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

After a little hassle with the hotel staff in Jakarta, given the manager didn't turn up to take us to the airport as promised, they phoned him and he decided to pay the taxi fare to the airport.  The staff were really nice and apologetic, and got us ...

A Good Night's Rest After Six Hours Journey, Padang, Indonesia travel blog

A Good Night's Rest After Six Hours Journey

A travel blog entry by venoth

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The traffic was extremely bad and it was a complete crawl all the way. I do not remember a point in time when we exceeded 30 kilometres per hour speed.  Finally after going diverting the journey through some village roads, we ...

Taman Putroe Phang....A Royal Love Affair, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Taman Putroe Phang....A Royal Love Affair

A travel blog entry by venoth

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This morning, our very first destination is to visit the Putroe Phang Garden in Aceh city. This park was built by Sultan Iskandar Muda of Aceh who ruled Aceh from 1607 - 1636. Putroe Phang is the princess from the state of Pahang Malaysia and was his ...

An epic journey, Pulau Weh, Indonesia travel blog

An epic journey

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... 9 to 14 hours to reach Banda Aceh, so we weren’t waiting long before we were aboard our swishest looking bus in Sumatra yet, complete with AC, toilet, reclining seats and of course a smoking area and enough leg room for Andy. Unfortunately it also ...

A Depressing Visit....The Worst I Saw In Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

A Depressing Visit....The Worst I Saw In Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... wave.  This surely shows the might of the waves that struck Aceh that day. This vessel was brought from Kalimantan, Indonesia one year prior to the incident as Aceh faces a great shortage of electricity supply and was only commissioned 1 month ...

Good Bye Medan, Sukaraja, Indonesia travel blog

Good Bye Medan

A travel blog entry by venoth

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We had an early head start from the hotel, by 4.15 am we were already at the airport. That was about the time they just opened the airport doors. Hehehe, this is the first time in my life where I saw the airport doors being opened right in front of my ...

Lake Toba., Danau Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Lake Toba.

A travel blog entry by oandm

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Into Indonesia, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Into Indonesia

A travel blog entry by benandlindsey

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... where to go next; a quick flip through the SE Asia Lonely Planet highlighted the natural wonders of Indonesia’s largest island, Sumatra: primary rainforest, big, hairy primates, active volcanoes, prodigious waterfalls, deep blue (and clean) crater ...

Lazing at the lake, Lake Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Lazing at the lake

A travel blog entry by lucy_and_matt

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... and clear - mmmmm perfect! The diving board hanging over the edge of the water was hours of fun too. Who'd have known Indonesia had such amazing treasures. We were staying in a little village called Tuk Tuk, in a lovely resort (Samosir Cottage), it ...

Sing Sang im Paradies, Langkat, Indonesien travel blog

Sing Sang im Paradies

A travel blog entry by ontourindonesia

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Unsere erste Nacht im Regenwald ist rum. Wir haben trotz aller Mitbewohner erstaunlich gut geschlafen. Unter einem Moskitonetz fühlt man sich Nachts fast wie in einer Höhle. Abends kommen hier die Schmetterlinge raus. Allerdings etwas ...

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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After a rough nights sleep I awoke this morning to the sound of the river and the smell of a campfire. A dip in the river later and I was fed a chocolate pancake and after a wee in the jungle we set off on day 2 of the trek. Not one for strenuous ...

Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport...Pride Of Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport...Pride Of Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... were at the waiting lounge. As we had lots of time, we decided to sit down at a coffee shop inside the waiting area.  Indonesia is quite weird in that sense. One can smoke in most of the coffee shops inside the airports and not only in ...

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 our ...

pulau weh - back to the roots, pulau weh, Indonesia travel blog

pulau weh - back to the roots

A travel blog entry by toubi-anscha

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... da ramadhan xi isch, het s meiste zue gah und internet hets sowieso noed geh. eusi plaen mitem toeffli zum point zero kilometer vo indonesia zgah und au sust di insle chli go aluege, hend sich i wasser ufgloest. eusi chleider hend nuem trocknet und au di ...

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 ...

Sumatra, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Sumatra

A travel blog entry by carly

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Arrived in Bukit Lawang after 18hrs of travelling, including experiencing the joys of Indonesian internal Lion Air...(particularly the prayer leaflet in your sheet providing a prayer in your religion to help us have a safe journey, I was a little ...

Berastagi...The Town Of Fruits, Rumah Berastagi, Indonesia travel blog

Berastagi...The Town Of Fruits

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... local religious authorities and a separate Moslem burial ground would be prepared for the Moslems as opposed to the non Moslems. Indonesia, being the largest Islamic country in the world, DID practice religious freedom.     Once we had checked ...

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, ...

The Benjamin, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

The Benjamin

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

We left Toba on monday, heading north to Pulau Weh, an island off Aceh with supposedly great diving. There's four of us sitting around this table, conversing about Sharia law. Travelling for 22 months now, Rob, a 25 year old english chap is the kind of ...

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