Heading out of Medan
Trip Start Dec 04, 2012
82Trip End Apr 04, 2012
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Medan is not a nice city, we are pleased to be leaving. We are now on our way to Bukit Lawang, a place in the hills 3 hours from Medan, 400m above sea level. We are hoping to see orang-utans here. Orangutan means man or people of the jungle in Malay and Indonesian.
There are only 2 places in the world where you can find orang-utans, Bukit Lawang and Borneo. Fingers crossed, we will trek into the jungle with a guide hoping to find them tomorrow.
Bukit Lawang is a small village situated on a river, each side of the river are shops and places to stay.
We are staying in a very basic room, it has 2 beds, a fan, mosquito nets and it is costing £3.50 per night. Cold water and no basin, just a bucket.
Bukit Lawang means door to the hills.