The Hills Bukittinggi Hotel & Convention
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... 3 hour wait we finally got on the bus that was scheduled to take 22 hours to get to Bukittinggi, which turned out to be as awful as it sounds. The bus was packed so we predictably got the seats right at the back of the bus- perfect for a nice bumpy journey along unpaved roads and winding around hills all night. We were also right next to the 'smoking area' right at the back of the bus that failed miserably at keeping the smoke from ...
... down the road we could see the whole
impact of the landslide. The slide went about 100 meters into a
valley and stopped maybe 20 meters away from a house... the only serious
damage though was a rice paddy. This was the first time I was
confronted with the impact of the moving earth in Indonesia.
On the way we passed many villages where people made a kind of caramel
candy and dried Spices. Mostly ...
... read about traveling in Indonesia Sumatra being challenging, I thought I was prepared, but obviously not:From
beautiful lake Toba in north Sumatra which by the way looks a bit like
the German Bodensee, I stepped on the 14 hour night bus to Bukittinggi in the
west of the island. My seat neighbor did not seem very happy with me as travel mate and ignored me most of the time just showed me his disappointment by showing an elbow in my side from time to time well we
... seemed like a tiny operation for packaged brown sugar and they let us try the syrup which was of course very sweet. How they work in those tiny hot smoked filled huts I don't know. Anyway we arrived at the paragliding site, a small flat grassy plain which turns into a sudden steep slop. You need a licence to paraglide here which is reassuring but 2mins before they strapped us up to them they told us they do not have insurance lol. The guy did not speak good English but ...
... the drop into the valley below and the river running through it. There was even an Indian Jones-style rickety wooden bridge to cross the river at one point. All in all, it was the most complete and perfect hour or so of cycling I’ve ever experienced and is something that I’ll never forget. In Kota Nopan, we stayed in a government-owned residence that is not normally available to the general public. The accommodation was very basic – no ...