Day 315. 77km. Telan Berasap – Sumur Anyir

Posted: March 4, 2016 in Cycling, Indonesia
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Sumatra keeps surprising. We left our camp in the coffee plantation and climbed through the forest, bathed in sun, with the monkeys hooting all around, and the beautiful volcano imposing in the heavens. Then we passed onto a high plateau with tea plantations as far as the eye could see. The day’s end saw us ascend into the mountains again in the drizzle.

The road upwards

The road upwards

This ride in Sumatra is amazing. The views are stunning, the food is great, and the ‘Hello Mister’ frequency is very high. Selfie shots abound, and gaggles of giggling girls pull over, parking their motorscooters around us and take turns in taking selfies. I never know the answer to ‘where you go?’. The answer is always ‘over there.’

Tomorrow it’s down to the heat on the coast. Hopefully it is a little less steep there, and we can break the 100km again.

Towards the volcano

Towards the volcano

The beautiful mountains

The beautiful mountains

The volcano

The volcano

Volcano

Volcano

Comments
  1. Judith says:

    Sumatra was my first encounter outside Europe. Special memories!
    I remember hello Mister (even to me!) and the good food & monkeys 🙂

    Enjoy Java! Liked Yogyakarta a lot (city-wise). I will return one day, alleen al voor het eten!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    A truly beautiful countryside! I’m happy to be learning a bit about it.

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