From Sumatra, With Love March 11th 2006 (Matthew)
Lake Toba was great. in fact, i was a more than a little sad to leave it. but kevin told me about an orangatang convservation center up north and it sounded pretty cool. we got up fairly early to catch the first ferry back to the mainland and then, after a decent breakfest, we headed back to medan. we actually ended up chartering our own car. we never do that but we were able to do it ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Bukit Lawang The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
We started of our travels in January moved though SE Asia, and are now in the Middle East which was an unplanned but refreshing contrast from the great things we saw in SE Asia. We have another three months in the Europe area, all off the traveling has been amazing, enjoy the blog.
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