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Crusty Demons of dirt. Story by Dave

Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | Views [1615]

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

The World is a Book

Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | Views [412]

"The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page" - St. Augustine. I think i'm up to page 28 but i've lost my bookmark...

Tags: book, st augustine, travel

Our 2nd Elephant Trek

Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | Views [1324] | 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

Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | Views [850] | 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...

Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | Views [866] | 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

Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | Views [760] | 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

Creatures of the Night

Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | Views [538]

Woke to find a ten cent piece sized hole in my sorbelene.  So that went into the bin.  But worse, our unopened pack of peanuts had been dragged to the drain but the critter was unable to fit it down the drain.  Sweet dreams...

Tags: critter, critters, pest, rat, rats, rodent, rodents

Jungle Trek

Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | Views [1920] | Comments [3]

We had a day in Bukit Lawang looking around before we signed up for a 2day jungle trek.  We paid $4 each to go to the feeding platform where rehabilitated orangutans can go for supplementary feeding if they need it.  We travelled by canoe across the ... Read more >

Tags: bohorok river, bukit lawang, hike, jungle, jungle trek, orangutan, rafting, sumatra, trek, white water rafting

Bukit Lawang

Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | Views [926] | Comments [2]

We were shown to our 2 storey bamboo hut in Bukit Lawang, threw our backpacks on the floor & stood on the balcony looking across the river to the jungle.  Within seconds Dave spotted swaying trees & suddenly an orange arm appeared.  An orangutan ... Read more >

Tags: bukit lawang, indonesia, long tailed macaque, macaque, orangutan, sumatra

Leaving for the airport

Sunday, 11 Jul 2010 | Views [512] | Comments [6]

Mum arrives in 2 hours to take us to the airport.  Passports.  Check.  Plane tickets.  Check.  Camera.  Check.  Salt & stockings for jungle leeches.  Check.  We're outta here!  See ya! :)

Photos: vegetable

Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

indo reading
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Pre-travel Reading

Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | Views [457] | Comments [2]

Indonesia is the world's 4th most populous nation, with over 235 million dudes! And one of the Batak's edible delicacies in the region we are visiting is the partly-digested cud of water buffalo!  Doesn't sound too appetising but i'd rather try that ... Read more >

not long till we leave

Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | Views [339]

5 more sleeps...

off & away

Saturday, 12 Jun 2010 | Views [352]

We've booked tickets to Sumatra, Indonesia.  We leave next month!  We're gonna see orangutans!

Photos: Mineral

Saturday, 12 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

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