Hotel Dymen's

Jl. Nawawi No. 1-3, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bukittinggi

Happy birthday Iuri!

A travel blog entry by luciecox on May 23, 2014

88 photos

... and no cover, the cages, all made of concrete, no trees, no green. The cages were way too small and hosting a variety of animals that do no belong there: cockatoos, tigers, orangutans, bears, gibbons, parrots, pelicans, macaques, elephants (chained) and many more. I find it hard to pick the most shocking one. People were throwing their rubbish in the cages that were visibly never cleaned because or the litter everywhere. Most ...

Have bike, will travel

A travel blog entry by richierich33 on Sep 19, 2013

25 photos

... I then stripped off to inspect myself and make sure i didn’t have any others anywhere else! Thankfully i didn’t. The views from Lawang Top are awesome and i spent about an hour there just admiring the scene. Then walked along the caldera road to where it joins the main road from Matur and hitched a lift on the back of a scooter down to Maninjau Town back at the bottom. In the afternoon had a swim in the lake and ...

So glad i came here after all.

A travel blog entry by richierich33 on Sep 16, 2013

14 photos

... is now a depressing/distressing zoo; a clock tower; the Japanese wartime tunnels; and the Panorama Point which overlooks the Canyon. This was the highlight as i was there at sunset just as hundreds of huge fruit bats were flying out from their roosts in the trees to forage for food. An impressive sight indeed. I had planned to climb Mount Merapi, Sumatra’s most active volcano but the weather wasn’t great so decided to ...

Depressing zoo and civet poo!

A travel blog entry by gapyearat41 on Jul 31, 2013

3 comments, 39 photos

... in it, I would imagine former inmates which had passed on due to the apalling conditions.

The Asian Bear was panting so much, I think from dehydration and the worst thing was the local tourists were throwing food at it! It was over weight and could barely drag itself around it's tiny enclosure. No tree for it to scratch up against , nothing at all except a concrete pit and some stagnant water at the bottom.

Next was the Tiger enclosure, now the Sumatran ...

Friendly West Sumatra (Sophie)

A travel blog entry by sophie_ish on Jul 09, 2013

11 photos

... I made the right decision.

I arrived at the very pleasant Hello Guesthouse and after doing some washing local style (by hand) set out to explore the town. I didn’t see another Western tourist all day yet met plenty of locals, most of whom ask the same 3 questions, whats name? where from? you alone? They find it very bizarre that I would travel alone, especially when I have a husband – ‘why he not with you?’ ...


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