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INDONESIA | Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [584]

Departure day.  Time to head home to Melbourne.  At Medan airport, the neon sign said Boarding Gate Opens at 3:15 .  We were with staff at that time & had to fill out a departure card.  Dave couldn’t find his (we received ... Read more >

Tags: airport, indonesia, medan, sumatra


INDONESIA | Wed, 27 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [606]

Day 27.   We are in room 632 on the 6 th floor of the Danau Toba International Hotel .  Our huge window opens wide.  It has no fly screen or security screen.  The wall ends at thigh height & that is where the window ... Read more >

Tags: food, indonesia, medan, shopping, sumatra

Photos: Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

INDONESIA | Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Photo Gallery

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Tags: banda aceh, indonesia, sumatra, tsunami


INDONESIA | Sat, 16 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [427]

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” – Confucius.   Day 16.  Travel day from Medan to Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh (Sabang).   We saw Danny Trujo & Morgan Freeman’s Indonesian doubles at the ... Read more >

Tags: banda aceh, iboih, pulau weh, sabang, sumatra, tsunami


INDONESIA | Fri, 15 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [436]

Day 15.  Medan .  Had a pretty lazy day inside shopping centres in the cool today.  We went to Sun Plaza & Palladium Plaza & the cinema and saw Teenage Ninja Turtles 4.  It was….as you would expect it to be. ... Read more >

Tags: bule, medan, paparazzi, plaza, sumatra


INDONESIA | Thu, 14 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [446]

Day 14.  MEDAN .  Ate a spicy rice breakfast at our hotel, Hotel Ibunda because that’s just what you do here in Indonesia.  We had a short walk to a nearby plaza, treading very carefully on the footpaths.  There was one ‘... Read more >

Tags: advertising, airport, bule, cigarettes, footpath, indo mie, kuala namu, medan, sumatra, tv


INDONESIA | Fri, 8 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [445]

Day 8.  Had a solid sleep in our king size poster bed of amazingness.   I woke to find that Dave had descended & re-ascended our 55 steep stairs to bring us morning cuppas.   We drank them while listening to the call of ... Read more >

Tags: bukit lawang, fruit, honeymoon suite, indonesia, jungle inn, macaque, monkey, orphanage, sumatra, turtle


INDONESIA | Thu, 7 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [454] | Comments [2]

Today we are leaving Tangkahan & heading to Bukit Lawang. The total of our bill for 3 of us, for 6 nights in 2 rooms, plus all meals & all drinks was three million, nine hundred thousand rupiah or $390 Australian Dollars.  We said ... Read more >

Tags: atm, blackout, bohorok, bukit lawang, dry season, grotto, honeymoon suite, jungle inn, sumatra, waterfall room

Photos: Sumatra

INDONESIA | Thu, 14 Nov 2013 | By brusca | Flickr Photo Gallery

Been on the road in Sumatra for more than 18 months. What a ride and here are some of the stories I have had the pleasure of telling.
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Tags: charities, conservation, elephant, elephants, indonesia, sumatra, travel, travel photography

Photos: My Scholarship entry : My Island Home

INDONESIA | Fri, 28 Dec 2012 | By rachelrobertson | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I knew I was affected by photography, but I never truly realized the effect my photography had on others. “ Words cannot be spoken to describe what you can capture on a lens”, my friend Suzie recently quoted on FB. WOW! I never knew how powerful ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, fishing, indonesia, ocean, rachel robertson, sumatra

Roads less Travelled. Trans-Sumatran Highway 1973

INDONESIA | Sat, 23 Jun 2012 | By merantau | Views [1767]

Travelling the Trans-Sumatran - 1973 Rain sheeted down from a lead-grey sky. Banks of angry cumulus clouds crowded the horizon. Reaching skywards, they loomed over the city; it had been raining solid for two days.   At ground level the ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, bus trip, indonesia, sumatra

Sumatra Orangutans

INDONESIA | Sat, 5 Nov 2011 | By kazhof | Views [628]

Sumatran Orangu-tans…   The zoo in Bukkitingi in Sumatra, Indonesia was not one of the better zoos I’ve visited around the world, but also not one of the worst. With the mandatory bottle of water tucked under my arm, eating monkey ... Read more >

Tags: orangutans, sumatra

Homeless Kids

INDONESIA | Sun, 1 Aug 2010 | By adventurers | Views [1207] | Comments [5]

At 8:30 this morning we saw 10 young homeless kids asleep on the footpath in the city of Medan.  We bought chicken satay for all of them & water & milk drinks & some other food.  When we came to give it to them, they were all just waking ... Read more >

Tags: drink, food, homeless, homeless children, indonesia, medan, sumatra

Rat Room

INDONESIA | Wed, 28 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [801] | Comments [1]

"A journey is like marriage.  The certain way to be wrong is to think that you can control it" - John Steinbeck Dave didn't get a wink of sleep last night coz of the rat in our room.  Our walls are woven split bamboo & we have Marie biscuits, ... Read more >

Tags: bukit lawang, indonesia, rat, rats, rodent, sumatra

I'm never riding a motorbike EVER AGAIN

INDONESIA | Wed, 28 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [2161] | Comments [5]

(and with my motorcycle history, i probably shouldn't.  ahem).  "The journey not the arrival matters" - T.S. Eliot.  Roads in Sumatra are notoriously horrendous & travel is so slow, so for our journey from Tangkahan to Bukit Lawang, ... Read more >

Tags: bad roads, bukit lawang, honda, indonesia, motorbike, motorcycle, road, roads, sumatra, tangkahan

Crusty Demons of dirt. Story by Dave

INDONESIA | Wed, 28 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [1845]

Imagine 2 hours sitting on the most uncomfy seat you've ever sat on.  Next, make that seat even narrower & on the back of a motorbike. Then picture the worst road you've ever been down which included such highlights as: *long sections of river stones ... Read more >

Tags: bad roads, boar, bridge, bridges, indonesia, motorbike, road, roads, sepeda motor, sumatra

Our 2nd Elephant Trek

INDONESIA | Sat, 24 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [1489] | Comments [3]

Yesterday we did our 2nd elephant trek. Our mahoot pointed to the ground where there had been a tiger's footprint in the mud 'several days ago'. (Dave is now on a computer beside me looking up tigers attacking elephants on utube hmmm...) This print is ... Read more >

Tags: elephant, elephant trek, elephants, horsefly, indonesia, mahoot, sumatra, tangkahan

Dave's 39th Birthday

INDONESIA | Fri, 23 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [967] | Comments [9]

Dave had the best birthday ever.  He may not be able to top it.  (What the hell am I going to do for his 40th?  Suggestions most welcome!) I have to be quick so here goes... Dave had 5 birthday songs altogether - in English, Indonesian & Dutch! ... Read more >

Tags: augustine, birthday, dave, elephant, elephant trek, elephants, indonesia, sumatra, tangkahan, trek

I'm Glad I Brought ______ With Me Because...

INDONESIA | Fri, 23 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [999] | Comments [5]

MY SMILE because everyone want to take photos of us ("Hello Mister.  Can i make picture?") HEADLAMP coz in our jungle guesthouse there is only electricity from 8pm-11pm. TORCH to stop insects the size of birds slamming in into our faces coz ... Read more >

Tags: backpack, belongings, bring, indonesia, packing, sumatra, tangkahan

When Primates Go Bad

INDONESIA | Fri, 23 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [918] | Comments [2]

Thanks everyone for your comments!  Not enough time to respond till i get home :) While I escaped lightly, only being peed on by an orangutan who was in the tree above me, Dave was attacked by a Pig Tailed Macaque.  Hereby known as the Macaque Attack.... Read more >

Tags: bukit lawang, indonesia, long tailed macaque, macaque, monkey, pig tailed macaque, sumatra

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