Pulau Weh, Indonesia: Great diving, cheap bungalows and a paradise with an asterisk

Pulau Weh is a lesser-visited island at the very end of Indonesia (or beginning depending on your perspective) off the northern coast of Sumatra. It is located in the Andaman Sea …

Bukit Lawang, Indonesia and Orangutans in the Sumatran Jungle

Bukit Lawang was our first official stop in Indonesia after flying into Medan and, while I think it is a good place to visit for 2 - 4 days (no need for more than that) I left wit…

Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Tsunami scars and Sharia Law

Just a short little post about Banda Aceh, the region of Indonesia ruled by Sharia Law and absolutely devestated by the 2004 Tsunami. This boat came to rest on top o…

Extreme poverty; a global problem

Prior to starting this epic adventure, I had seen some pretty tough living conditions for those in poverty. But it really took spending a lot of time on the road being surrounded …

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