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Rice fields on Samosir Island

A very stressful arrival in Sumatra!

December 23rd 2017
I haven't written in a while, but patience is a virtue (that's for you, reader, because laziness isn't a virtue and it's probably what kept me from writing!). Our flight from Bali to Sumatra had been amended (takeoff at 3pm instead of 9am) which meant that instead of arriving around midday, with plenty of time to travel the 3 hours from the airport in Medan to our guesthouse in Bukit Lawang, we ... read more
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Indonesian Flag 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
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