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Medan / Sumatra / Indonesia

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Places with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Medan is the main entrance gate for travellers to Sumatra. One get’s here a first impression of how Sumatra’s cities, towns and villages look in general: neglected, dirty, overcrowded and there is too much traffic. Usually the touristic arrivals try to leave Medan as quick as possible to head further to Lake Toba, Bukit Lawang or Berastagi. Nevertheless, here I give a short introduction to Medan…

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Masjid Raya, Great Mosque in Medan

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Berastagi / Sumatra / Indonesia

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Berastagi in the Batak Karo Highlands of north Sumatra was once a Dutch hill station for the reason of it’s cool climate in an altitude of around 1,300m. Berastagi town itself is not an attractive place to go, but the surroundings are splendid. In the direct neighbourhood are two volcanoes, Mount (Gunung) Sibayak and Gunung Sinabung. Climbing Sibayak is relatively easy, but one has to be aware of the dangers here: there are long lists of people who got lost here while hiking. Some 12km away from Berastagi lies Gunung Sinabung, a volcano who has an ongoing series of outbreaks since 2010. When travelling from Medan to Lake Toba, it’s defenitely worth to make the detour via Berastagi.

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