The jungle of Bukit Lawang

Bukit Lawang is located in the north of Sumatra, about 90 km from Medan. Bukit Lawang is an amazing destination for an adventurous trekking through the beautiful tropical rainforest of Gunung Leuser National Park. With almost the certainty of spotting one of the most...

Mentawais, the hidden paradise

The Mentawais are an island group located in western Indonesia. The archipelago is located on the west coast of Sumatra and is known for the world’s best surf and countless white sandy beaches, where you can bump around all by yourself. In other words: paradise!...

Padang

Padang, an old colonial city with a fantastic local cuisine. This city served as a starting point for my dream surf trip to the Mentawai Islands. HOW DO I GET AND WHERE DO I SLEEP? The most common way to get here is to fly from Bali with a stopover in Jakarta to...

An island in world’s deepest lake, Lake Toba

Lake Toba was on the map as a party destination for backpackers a long time ago. These days, this has changed. This gigantic lake is a nice place to relax, to cruise around on your scooter and especially to enjoy the nature and peace around you. And believe it or not,...

Selamat datang di Sumatra

Welcome to Sumatra. Or should I call it the Jungle Book set? And no, that isn’t a small set. As one of the five largest islands in the world, you imagine yourself in a huge tropical rainforest, where it is nowhere flat. Apart from the orangutan spotters, tourism...