Hiking Mt. Sibayak, Berastagi August 20th 2008 The first thing I noticed upon entering the gates of Mt. Sibuyak Park on Sunday July 20th was a hunting party playing with their rifles, and their 3 dogs running doing laps around the pickup truck in anticipation of the hunt. I turned to our guide and asked, "what are these people doing?"
He looked a little uncomfortable and answered a bit hesitantly, "uh...they are going hunting."
I stopped ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Berastagi 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