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... 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 ...
... hitched a lift to Bayur further round the lake and hiked through the jungle up to the top of the caldera at Puncak Lawang (Lawang Top). It took two hours and was just a rough overgrown track nearly all the way that is obviously rarely used, if at all. Stopped half way for a rest at an abandoned log cabin only to find two leeches sucking merrily away on my left leg with another three stuck on my socks trying to get higher to join in ...
... 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 ...
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