Villa Surya Dewi
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... that I'm invited everywhere with the friends I have made here. I'm not shy to explore and the be out in villages in the middle of nowhere on my own, normally via a motorbike that I've borrowed... all part of the fun. The shouts of 'bouley, bouley' go up to mark my arrival which basically means white tourist, they feel it's lucky to see us and I always return the waves and shouts which they appreciate.
I travel on local 'bekack' ...
... they call them many other names too as they are such a nuisance).
Once 3 o clock hits we start walking up into the jungle, we are joined by 2 other couples who forget their permit but are allowed to pay at the entrance annoyingly - my friend Emma was sent all the way back to the village when she forgot hers!
Once at the feeding platform we instantly hear the sound of something big moving through the trees and a female and baby show up for bananas. ...
... around in the baking heat for 2 hours as the driver hit things with his spanner and pulled bits out. After finishing lunch the last thing I wanted to do was get back on the bus, but all of a sudden the thought of actually being stranded at this roadside café for a night seemed even worse. The most ironic thing about this van was the sign we spotted on the front of the mini bus. If the trade description act got hold of this Isuzu would be sued for millions. It ...
The ride from Solo to Malang was to be approximately 8 hours, depending on traffic it could be more, and we all came that morning into the bus prepared to entertain ourselves for 8 hours in the bus.
As we left the city of Solo we learnt a bit about the history of the city, as well as about some of the buildings we drove past. Solo is a special city in that it has both a King's palace and a Prince’s palace, and the ...
... meet some of them that still reside around the area.
8am Depart Medan for Bukit Lawang
11am Arrive at Bukit Lawang
Check-in to EcoLodge
1.30pm Orangutan Forest Trek 2hrs
On our drive from Medan to Bukit Lawang, we see more of the crazy driving habits and disregard for road rules. Families fit onto small motor bikes, we often saw four sometimes five people on a motor bike. Sometimes people wore helmets. We would ...
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