A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the […]

Lake Toba Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Indonesia > Sumatra > Lake Toba Travel Guide Lake Toba and the world’s largest island within an island Lake Toba in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia is the world’s largest and deepest crater lake. The lake has a surface area of 1,130 square kilometres and is up to 500 metres deep at its deepest […]

Tsunami sites in Banda Aceh

“I lost 16 members of my family in the Tsunami”. When I arrived in Banda Aceh I wondered if people would be receptive to discussing the tsunami. I needn’t have worried as my taxi guide started telling me his experience as soon as we left the airport. He was at the airport when the tsunami […]

Banda Aceh Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Indonesia > Sumatra > Banda Aceh Travel Guide Accommodation Aceh hotels – Search for discount hotels in Aceh. Travel Guides Banda Aceh travel guide – Travel information from travelfish.org. Blog Posts Tsunami sites in Banda Aceh – Visiting landmarks and memorials to the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004. Guide Books Lonely Planet […]

Indonesia on $15 a day in Tuk Tuk, Sumatra.

Cost Of Living: Tuk Tuk, Sumatra – Indonesia Indonesia is one of the best value countries for travel in Asia. To give you an idea of the cost of living I have kept track of a days expenditure for where I am staying in Tuk Tuk, Sumatra. The following expenses are food, accommodation and other […]

Where I’m At: May, 2009 – Lake Toba

Setting up shop on Samosir: 1 month at Lake Toba in a $6 a night lakeside cottage I have set up shop in Tuk-Tuk, which is a little town is on the island of Samosir in Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia. Lake Toba used to be on the backpacker trail but it has fallen on quiet […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Padang to Jakarta, Indonesia

Airline: AirAsia From: Padang (PDG), Indonesia To: Jakarta (CJK), Indonesia I had originally intended to get the bus from Padang to Jakarta, until I discovered that the cost of flying was only a few dollars more than the bus. Seeing that the bus was also going to cost me 30 hours, flying was an easy […]

Orangutans of Sumatra – Gunung Leuser National Park

Orangutans are the worlds largest living arboreal animal and can only be found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra, Indonesia. These two islands have been logged extensively which has endangered the orangutan population. The North of Sumatra has seen less logging and palm oil/rubber plantation development thus has a the largest orangutan population in […]