Tag: Indonesia

Jakarta – last days in Asia

Our time in Asia is running out. In only three days we will be on the plane from Jakarta to Auckland, New Zealand. We’re excited and looking forward, but first we have to go from Yogyakarta to Jakarta. We decide to take an overnight bus again to save some money and sleep while traveling. To…


Yogyakarta and Mount Merapi

Yogyakarta Indonesia’s 30 day stay permission is causing some unusual time pressure for us. Almost three weeks are over and we are still on Sumatra. Distances are huge and we always made them by using public transport like the locals do. We never met any other tourists in long distance buses. Foreigners mainly use planes…


Lake Toba – the world’s biggest volcanic lake

It’s early in the morning when we leave Berastagi to go to Lake Toba (Wikipedia). We’re looking forward to visit this place since Helen got the recommendation to go there from Eric, the french guy, she met in Kuching/Borneo. It is the biggest volcanic lake on earth. With its impressive 100 kilometer length and 30…


Berastagi and our first volcano

After leaving beautiful Bukit Lawang next destination planned is Lake Toba. But on our way we get in contact with the co driver of the van, we got in by accident, who is reading the actual newspaper. On the front page there is an article about an eruption at Mount Sinabung, a volcano quite close…


Bukit Lawang – the home of the Orang Utan

What do you imagine when you think about Sumatra and you’ve never been there? Maybe it’s not that different from what my imagination was. I created a picture of thick jungle and exotic wildlife, even after seeing so much destruction all over the countries, we’ve already been to. Ok, keep your expectations realistic and wait…


Sabang Island – The Secret Treasure

There is a magical place off the northern tip of Sumatra. An island the locals mainly call “Sabang” and known as “Pulau Weh” among tourists. The vulcanic island covers an area of 156,3 qm within the Andaman Sea and is well known for its underwater ecosystem and rich diversity of fishes. So people mainly come…


Good Bye Malaysia, Hello Indonesia!

Labuan to Kota Kinabalu OK, it’s time for our last days in Malaysia. The forth immigration into Malaysia is done. We can stay again another three month, but this time we only need four days 🙂 To stay here is easier than in any other country so far. We wanted to walk around Labuan a…