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Swimming in Volcanic Hot Springs in Berastagi, Sumatra

After hiking the volcano Sibayak we were taken to an authentic Sumatran volcanic, hot springs to soak away our troubles. Read on if you want to know where we went and how much it cost. Volcanic Activity Indonesia and its 17,504 islands are a hot bed of seismic activity! Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s islands, sits…

Is this paradise? Pulau Merak Island, Sumatra

What does paradise mean for you? Where’s your happy place? For us it definitely revolves around the ocean; if the waters are clear, not too cold and the wild life is abundant, there’s a pretty good chance we’re happy. Merak Island On this basis, Merak Island, sometimes referred to as Marak Island, in Western Sumatra…

Waterfall jumping: Check out our crazy kiddos in Sumatra

Me: You guys want to hike the jungle and waterfall? Kids: Yeh, I guess so. Me: I think you can jump off the waterfall into the pool below. Kids: YES!!! WE’RE COMING! Sungai Pinang In order to climb the waterfalls you’ll need to make your way to the isolated fishing village of Sungai Pinang in…

How adorable are these baby turtles!? Authentic Sumatra Turtle Project

The Authentic Sumatra Turtle Project is located on an incredibly secluded (aka challenging to reach) section of Western Sumatra.  Bordering the idyllic Indian Ocean, we spent a week there this summer getting to know the people and the village of Nagari Sungai Pinang. What’s it all about? The project was formed in March 2016 to…

The red zone ghost villages of Sinabung, Sumatra

Only a handful of daredevil adventurers have been to see these ghost towns! If you want to see an erupting volcano and visit some red zone, ghost villages, then you’ll need to visit Mount Sinabung in Sumatra. Read on to see how! Where on earth is Sumatra? Sumatra is the most northerly island of Indonesia….

Everything you need to know about Bukit Lawang in Sumatra

Bukit Lawang is described by many as the ‘gateway to the Sumatran jungle’. If you’re planning on visiting, you should read this post and all of our tops tips before you go. The easiest way to get to Bukit Lawang We flew into Medan, the capital city of Sumatra, which is three hours east of…

How to trek Sibayak Volcano with kids ALONE. Sumatra

As we had no car (stupid mistake) and no mode of transport in Berastagi, we decided to hire a tour guide to hike us up the active volcano of Sibayak, visit a ghost town near Sinabung and take us for a dip in the hot springs. To cut a long story short he was horrible…

Sungai Pinang Village; Why you should visit

Sungai Pinang is an isolated fishing village on the coast of western Sumatra; Indonesia’s most northerly island. However, it is not a place that you might just happen upon by mistake, it’s incredibly secluded and the roads make it a challenge and pretty inaccessible. In fact, I would say it’s easier to get there by…