Travel Blogs from Sumatra, Indonesia

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Satay Matang...A New Variation Of Satay Tried, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Satay Matang...A New Variation Of Satay Tried

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... area to try some stall food. The menu tonight is Satay Matang, another variation of satay from a city called Matang  in Indonesia.  To those that have been following my blogs, you would surely know that I have already highlighted a few genres ...

Good Bye Darling....An Interesting Legend, Rumah Berastagi, Indonesia travel blog

Good Bye Darling....An Interesting Legend

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... one is applied butter on it and the barbecued one, chilly paste is applied on it making it very spicy. The stop here was brief. Within 15 minutes, we continued our journey to Medan, the third largest city in Indonesia.        ...

Todo azul. Everything blue., Ambarita, Indonesia travel blog

Todo azul. Everything blue.

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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** A short story to fly, while listening to whatever your heart desires** The first thing I felt was cold. Cold in my arms and a feeling of drunkenness, of my mind wanting to fly away but still being anchored to the conversation around me. The ...

Lake Toba: The largest volcanic lake in the world, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Lake Toba: The largest volcanic lake in the world

A travel blog entry by ardhan

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... in the world. At 100 km long and 30 km wide, measuring 505 m at its deepest point, it is situated in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Surrounded by tall mountains, it cradles the large island of Samosir in its ...

A great big Crater!, Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

A great big Crater!

A travel blog entry by aliandbryan

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... winding road to Mount Penanjakan where you would watch sun rise over the volcanic terrain. This is how we began day 13 of Indonesia! The crowds at the top of Penanjakan were huge and all vying for space aiming towards the sun. Bryan and I noticed they ...

view from Parapat, Parapat, North Sumatera, Indonesia travel blog

view from Parapat

A travel blog entry by verasblog

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gosh.... what a beautiful view. Just stand on the edge of Parapat, you can see this view... toba ...

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 ...

Barbed wire and Orangutans!, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Barbed wire and Orangutans!

A travel blog entry by guyandvicki

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... a bit bored of bronzing the bodies (or not in Guys case - his words not mine) in Thailand, and we noticed that Sumatra (a big island in Indonesia) wasn't too far away so we decided to give it a try. When we booked our flights back in England, our travel ...

Crippled, Padang, Indonesia travel blog

Crippled

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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... at my foot and it was already the size of a tamal. Holy motherfucking shit, that was fast.  The plane landed in Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia and I could hardly walk. Pain and frustration were pushing me very close to tears, but the friendliness of all the ...

Island of Sumatra, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Island of Sumatra

A travel blog entry by dunkersandbish

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The Wedding Ceremony of Imelda & Gerard, Pekanbaru, Indonesia travel blog

The Wedding Ceremony of Imelda & Gerard

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... As my friend is Bataknese by origin, most of the attendees were also Bataknese people, hailing their origins from the North Sumatra province. I was infomed by my friend that this is the first time in Pekanbaru that a Bataknese wedding reception was held ...

The Hippie Trail continues..., lake toba, Indonesia travel blog

The Hippie Trail continues...

A travel blog entry by hjalmar

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... gå med, og etter to hele dager fant jeg ut at det var på tide å forlate stedet. I og med at flyet mitt ut av Indonesia gikk fra Medan dagen etter, hadde jeg ingen andre valg heller. Helen og Jessica fant ingen grunn nok til å bli værende de heller, ...

Martabak...Fusion Between Indian & Indonesian Food, Palembang, Indonesia travel blog

Martabak...Fusion Between Indian & Indonesian Food

A travel blog entry by venoth

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It's time to taste a local dish here in Palembang!      This is a dish called Martabak in Palembang and the brand name is Martabak HAR. HAR stands for the founder Haji Abdul Rahman who migrated from India. Many would think that this is ...

Beautiful Lake Toba, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

Beautiful Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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... to identify a number of several ethnic groups of north Sumatra. If you want to know more...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batak_(Indonesia) There are tale around the islands saying that Batak used to be cannibals!! Scary! ;) Anyways... I share a Batak ...

Jan 09, 2011, Padang, Indonesia travel blog

Jan 09, 2011

A travel blog entry by caribbeankirk

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Easy living, Lake Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Easy living

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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Don't ever visit Medan!, Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

Don't ever visit Medan!

A travel blog entry by carson_nicki

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Wow, it's hard to believe it's only been a week since our last entry. Feels like months! I am backdating this to write about each place we've been. We are actually in Tuk Tuk right now but wanted to blog on our whole last week.v It was SO SO SO nice ...

Jul 27, 2009, Bukit Lewang, Indonesia travel blog

Jul 27, 2009

A travel blog entry by germain

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Arriving in Nias, Nias, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

Arriving in Nias

A travel blog entry by carson_nicki

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As soon as we arrived in Nias I was drawn to the amazing world class right wave (Sorake, Nias). I had never seen a wave that breaks like this one. I quickly arraged a a board rental from Sitay, a Nias local I had met in Padang. It cost 30,000 rupias a ...

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

The Largest Volcanic Lake in the World

A travel blog entry by kimthevagabond

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After a miserable 12 hours on two different vans, we found ourselves on a ferry on a huge and beautiful lake, heading towards an island the size of Singapore. Occupying over 1,000 square miles, Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. The ...

Indonesia, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia

A travel blog entry by tone_n_erin

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Day 4: Back to the airport again for our next flight to Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia.  Padang, at first, in our minds was brutal.  A completely overpopulated sprawling, dirty metropolis.  We finally found our Lonely planet recommended ...

MEETING ORANGUTANS IN THEIR JUNGLE HOME, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

MEETING ORANGUTANS IN THEIR JUNGLE HOME

A travel blog entry by jungleuncl

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It's pretty amazing how orangutans sleep.  They build a new nest every night, and they do it by pulling tall branches together and then adding some brush for a mattress.  They are way up there in the jungle canopy; otherwise I"d like to crawl ...

A Day Tour Of Padang City, Padang, Indonesia travel blog

A Day Tour Of Padang City

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... hours drive to the airport and we dismissed the services of the driver here. The airport was surely much larger than that or North Sumatra and even Riau. After the clearance procedures, we just hung around at one of the café's in the ...

Crab Noodles.....An Excellent Dish!, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Crab Noodles.....An Excellent Dish!

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... and smoking is prohibited here. No wonder there weren't any locals willing to sit here as smoking is a national culture in Indonesia.  This restaurant is famous for its crab noodles. There are two versions of it being sold here, the wet type ...

Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Banda Aceh, Sumatra

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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If the name of this city somehow seems familiar to you, you may be remembering it as the most populated place on the globe near the epicenter of the horrific 9.0 earthquake that occurred here on December 26, 2004.  It then ...

Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Maninjau, Indonesia travel blog

Lake Maninjau, Sumatra

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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From the jungle hills to the lake shore we headed to Lake Maninjau.  As we wind down our trip we are making stops at some good places to relax for a bit and not move so quickly.  It allowed us some time for reading and watching the local life ...

Trekking in the jungle with Orangutan, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Trekking in the jungle with Orangutan

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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... leave the day after....and no more trekking for a while!! And... No! The food is not even half as good here in Indonesia!! Versione Italiana Ho salutato Richard e dopo ben 7 ore di traversata in barca sono arrivata a Medan! La mia prima impressione non ...

Back in time to Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Back in time to Bukittinggi

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... huge wealth gap between these neighbouring countries makes the differences deeper than that. In its present manifestation, Indonesia as represented by Sumatra appeared to us isolated and even backward in some respects, although there is much beauty to be ...

Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Iboih, Indonesia travel blog

Pulau Weh, Sumatra

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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On a flight from Padang we flew up to the city of Banda Aceh and took a ferry to the island of Pulau Weh.  Sitting out in the Indian Ocean the island offered up another rest stop, this time along the ...

Ollie Cannoli, Tuktukgaja, Indonesia travel blog

Ollie Cannoli

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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Getting here from Parapat was easy and relaxing. No one tried to rip me off, I knew where I was and I knew where I was going...most importantly, I knew HOW I was getting there: by ferry. My still resentful body was pleased during the sweet slow ride with ...

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