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No spelling mistake but I will get to that later. So after two days travelling to Berastagi in Indonesia I finally had the chance to stretch the legs. So after a good short sleep (it seems compulsory for the hotel to blast awful music at 8am) I decided to venture out. On asking how long it would take to walk to the town centre I was met with looks …
... bigger volcano called Mt Sinabang, which has only recently erupted in late February. But, there is no way we are going to go up that one. The next day we ventured out again. This time to some hot springs. We caught an ojek again, and in retrospect paid way too much. There were heaps of hot pools, each of a different temperature. We spent about 2 hours moving between 2 pools, easing the stiffness from the day before out of our poor muscles. It ...
... small, just one high street, but it has everything a traveller needs, a great fruit market, great street food, fantastic bakeries (from 6pm the street comes alive with hawker stalls), the opportunity to climb up a volcano and to take in the local hot springs. Its very peaceful here and unlike the rest of Sumatra, people are happy just to nod and smile at you, with the occasional "Hello", they are less likely to enquire about your personal life and are happy just to see you. ...
... Guesthouse today which is much nicer (and the same price). In the afternoon took a minibus to Lingga to see some traditional Indonesian village houses and then in early evening walked up Gundaling Hill above the town for great views of the two nearby volcanoes. Next day despite the poor weather (it's been raining a lot the last week) decided I would hike up Mount Sibayak. It was an easy walk up along a tarmacked road most of the way then an obvious path ...
... on the lookout for fauna and flora.
Tour DAY 1: Orangutan Exclusive Tuesday 13th August
A private and exclusive day tour to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project (SOCP) see and learn about the conservation efforts of SOCP to protect and rehabilitate critically endangered Orangutans for release back to the wild. A personal insight into the amazing work, we dined with a SOCP representative and heard how they are involved in ...
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