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... we were unable to give Sumatra the time it deserved, but i'm sure, Medan excluded, the island has a lot more to offer.
Sorry this post is a little doom-and-gloom, the trip has been truly amazing, and will continue to be in Java for sure! I personally cannot wait to see all of the beautiful temples in Yogyakarta.
Until then, I hope everyone is happy, healthy and still occasionally reading these things!
See you all soon-ish.
Love, Emma and Tom xx
... allowed us to swim as and when we needed to, and the national park is directly across the river. We decided to just do a 6 hour jungle trek, the next day(if it wasn't raining) to try to see orang utans in the wild. They do offer 2-5 day treks, but reading about the toilet arrangements I couldn't cope with going into the jungle with my toilet roll!!! We ended up being very lucky and saw 5 wild orang utans, and 1 who had been rehabilitated into the wild, with her baby(wild). But, ...
... Malaysia was the better option. 2. Since I had the previous permit to Land in Medan Indonesia and includes their Airspace it is fair to assume if you just cross their Airspace and Land in another Country that the previous permit is also good. 3. Not so in Indonesia which just to overfly you need an 3rd Permit from the State Department of course not known by me but by the Flight Permit Service I used and the tried to get that additional permit while I was in Sri Lanka but they ...
... 100 REPORTERS WITH CAMERAS WAITING ON THE RAMP , HOW THEY GOT HERE SO QUICK ? SOMETHING JUST DOES NOT AD UP..... BUT THIS IS NO FUN.... Some of the Officers where friendly but some of them rather mean in their demeanor towards me I showed them my IFR ICAO Flight plan which even had as second alternate Medan listed and routings where on published Airways, my FIR estimates where exact to the minute thanks to Rocket Route Flight planning but they simply do not understand ...
... as they clearly don't know) and after 20 minutes and a lot of signatures and checks we get our money counted out. It's odd to have to tell a bank manager how to do their job, but it seems pretty straight forward to us and without this we would have had to cut our trip short as there are no cash machines in the jungle! We skip down the street and get a taxi bus back to Anaya and check out.
We walk to the main road to get another ...
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