Tag: Sumatra

Climbing volcanoes in Berastagi

Just came back from a couple of days travel in Berastagi, a two hour trip from Medan, Sumatra. Berastagi is famous for its two volcanoes Gunung Sibayak and Gunung Sinabung. Transport to Berastagi from Medan is limited to either...

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Good-bye Lake Toba

Arrived back in Medan yesterday from Lake Toba. It was sad to leave as it is such a beautiful and relaxing place. It was market day in Parapat which is on the mainland, so many of the locals were catching the ferry from the...

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Beautiful Lake Toba

It’s my third day here I Lake Toba and I would have to say it is has been one of the nicest places I have been in Asia. I heard that it was a more popular place for backpackers in the 1990s, but most of those backpackers...

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Cheap and delicious food

I am in Penang right now and one of the things I love about the place and Malaysia in general is the food. You have the choice between Indonesian, Malay, Chinese and Indian. It is a real melting pot of cultures with Muslims,...

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