I was carrying extra weight and really unfit on my first trip abroad, as were my friends.
We thought it would be a great idea to take a two-day jungle trek up and down 9 mountain peaks in Bukit Lawang, Sumatra. It was one of the most physically challenging walks I’d ever done and at one stage tears of exhaustion began to flow.
Thankfully at the beginning of our trek, we were greeted by orangutans, who were now living freely in the wild after rehabilitation.
Samasir Island is situated on Lake Toba, Sumatra and is the place of magic mushrooms and my most terrifying travel story.
In short, we hired local motorbike guides to take us on a tour around the island for the day. Things soon turned really nasty when they refused to take us home after we became a bit concerned with their strange behaviour.
Nias is one of the world’s best known surfing breaks. We spent a couple of weeks at Nias and decided we could not just sit and watch the break all day, we needed to have an attempt at trying to surf it.
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