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December 7th 2005
Published: January 19th 2006
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Write-up coming soon of my travels to Medan (the capitol of Sumatra), Pulau Nias (tsunami-torn island), Danau Toba, and Aceh (a devout Muslim region stricken by a bloody civil war)...

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Islamic GraffitiIslamic Graffiti
Islamic Graffiti

Photo taken in Sumatra's province of Aceh, one of Indonesia's most devout Islamic regions.
Sumatran ShitholeSumatran Shithole
Sumatran Shithole

This ranks up there as least luxurious accomodation during my trip: 5x7 foot dimensions, no windows, non-functioning lock, cess-pool floor, angry graffiti, dirty sheets, and big cockroaches.

On the way to Ketambe and Gunung Leuser National Park
Gunung KetambeGunung Ketambe
Gunung Ketambe

Gunung Leuser National Park
A Viper of Some KindA Viper of Some Kind
A Viper of Some Kind

My guide was centimeters away from stepping on this poisonous snake. Close call! We would have been in serious trouble as we were very remote.
Gurah RiverGurah River
Gurah River

Aceh, Sumatra (Indonesia)

A wild orangutan high in the canopy of Gunung Leuser National Park.
Huge SpiderHuge Spider
Huge Spider

This spider (withh egg sack) was the size of my whole palm.
Cooking DinnerCooking Dinner
Cooking Dinner

Our campsite with hotsprings on the right and the Gurah River on the left. We cooked Nasi Sayur (fried rice, veggies, and eggs).
Batak Burial SiteBatak Burial Site
Batak Burial Site

Pulau Samosir, Lake Toba, Sumatra
Medan SkylineMedan Skyline
Medan Skyline

Sumatra, Indonesia

4th February 2006

I can't believe this isn't the top blog site yet. Holy shit, these pics have star quality all over them.
15th March 2006

Hi, Jeff. I must say that these photos of your travels are fantastic. What a wonderful experience you've had. I'll be looking forward to your next trip blog. your Uncle Terry

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