A Taste of Sumatra: Bukittingi, Bukit Lawang and Samosir Island


If I had to pick a favourite country in South Eastern Asia, it would have to be Indonesia. Even after spending a total of six or seven months there over the years, I’ve barely scratched the surface. It’s still the Wild Wild West of the region, and maybe that’s why I love it so much. The unpredictability. That and the dizzying display of multiculturalism, multilingualism, archaeological history, culinary history, I could go on, but this is supposed to be a photo essay right? Enjoy a ‘Taste of Sumatra’.


Morning Stroll Through Bukittinggi


Pondering the meaning of life in the ‘ol jungle hammock


The “Call of the Gibbon” – A Run-down on Primate Decorum Before an Nine Hour Jungle Trek


The Sumatran Jungle was unforgivably humid, and plagued our camera, but we did manage to snap a few photos of this lovely female


The Village of Bukit Lawang


The Road Less Travelled – Batik Villages on Samosir Island


The Balinese Breed


Sumatran smiles are legendary in their own right


Lake views on Lake Danau Toba


Postcard perfect Sumatra – Carpeted mountain ranges, ancient batik homes and a rich, intoxicating tradition stole my heart





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Jordana is a Canadian based travel author, travel manager, and anthropology graduate with a passion for all things cultural.


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