Travel Blogs from Bukittinggi
... practice their English and we were too happy to oblige.
Our guidebook also suggested to visit the Fort de Kock (built by the Dutch) that sits on the hilltop overlooking the city. We paid for the entrance and realized that attached to it, is the bukittinggi zoo. I am already not very fond of zoos to begin with and I won’t lie, I felt like crying the entire time I was there. It was horrible, sun beaming on all ...
... the only 'cheap’ place listed in Lonely Planet. Very old, tired and rundown place that obviously hasn’t been refurbished or had any money spent on it in at least 30 years and not worth the 70,000 INR it cost for a room by a long way. Despite this there were several other backpackers also staying there, probably because of the price. Wandered around town seeing ‘the sights’ which amounted to the old Dutch ...
... cages ?? and others in small enclosures with nothing to swing on, one gibbon was sat on a roof looking forlorn. It was heartbreaking.
As respite we went to the aquarium, the tanks were clean and the 2 staff members were so enthusiastic that they gave us a guided tour practising their English. These were all freshwater fish. Sadly some were in tanks way too small but atleast they were in clean water.
The ' Museum' is pitiful, it's a glass room with stuffed, ...
I caught the 6am flight to Padang and was the only tourist on the whole plane. This meant I was met in Padang airport my many taxi drivers all fighting for a bit of business. However I managed to find a shared taxi/minibus (what the locals call 'Travel' and we made our way to Bukittinggi, 1.5 hours away. I had been wondering whether coming to West Sumatra at all, but once I saw the scenery with tumbling waterfalls and greener than green fields I ...
... view so we can't complain.
As it's our only day in Lake Maninjau we waste no time and get back on the bike pronto. We head out to exlore the lake. The scenery is again stunning down at the lake. The land on the crater lake is really fertile and brilliant green almost neon rice fields surround us. The views of fields, lake and mountains are amazing. We continue on the path around the lake and before we know it the only way is around. The lake is ...
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Jl Soekarno - Hatta 9, Bukittinggi | 3 star hotelfrom $40
Jl. Laras Dt Bandaro, Bukittinggi | Hotelfrom $36
Jl. Panorama No. 2, Bukittinggi | Hotelfrom $22
Jl Raya Bukit Tinggi, Medan Km 07, Bukittinggi | Hotelfrom $38
Jl. Nawawi No. 1-3, Bukittinggi | Hotelfrom $44