Two long days in Aceh, Sumatra

Are we there yet? We had our first glimpse of Indonesia on our first trip to the Far East and we started with one of the less popular islands, Sumatra. We only had 12 days, barely enough to make quick stops at four distinct destinations: a volcanic lake, the top of an active volcano, the bustling capital of Aceh and a real tropical paradise, the Island of Weh. More pages from an old travel diary… Tuesday 11th July 2000 It’s Tuesday today, the first day of a long and not the least pleasant journey. The entire trip can be divided …

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Trouble in Sulawesi

Arriving at the land of Torajas. Rantepao, Sulawesi For twenty years I kept diaries of all of our travels before I switched to using a computer. So now I have hundreds of pages full of experienced, good and not so good. I’ll randomly pick a day each time and add a photo or two. And I hope some of you guys will also find it interesting to read… Wednesday 25th July 2001 It was a day we basically spent doing nothing but lazing. Well, OK, we took some breaks when it got really boring. The bus pulls in at Rantepao …

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