Tag Archives: Sumatra

Exit, Padang Indonesia

Thank you Padang, Indonesia, for making it easy on us to go home, (working vacation, folks). Padang was badly hit by earthquakes in 2007 and 2009, so I’m not judging the decrepit buildings or the crumbling infrastructure, but the omnipresent … Continue reading

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Bukit what?!

A thirteen hour hop, skip and leap past Parapat, Medan and Padang and we’re back at my favorite altitude- 900 meters above the sweltering Sumatran lowlands, in Bukit Tinggi- that’s high hill in Bahasa Indonesia. It’s a small mosque-studded city, (pop. … Continue reading

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Temptation struck again

Temptation struck again…. but it’s bye for now, Lake Toba. Fortunately, the lake is easy to get to. It’s only a 4-5 hour drive from Medan Airport in North Sumatra. Do yourself a favour and choose the easy transfer option to … Continue reading

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Best Tuk Tuk in the World

We live above a Body of Water now. To just call it a lake wouldn’t do justice to the entity that slurps burbles, slaps and swishes ceaselessly, below our (yep, rock bottom again)  $8.70 a night terrace…. Add the busy, chatty … Continue reading

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