Wild jungle. Deserted beaches with great snorkeling or surfing. Mountain lakes. Volcanoes. Orangutans. Oh, and did I mention it’s one of the cheapest places on Earth for backpacking? Really, what more could one ask for in a destination?!?
The sad news this week from Sumatra, one of the most seismically volatile regions in the world, has left me wanting to do more to bring attention to this beautiful island and its people. Alas, what follows is but a brief introduction, but I hope that the critical importance of what happens on this, the world’s 6th-largest island, can be better understood as a result.
Take it from the folks at Lonely Planet:
Sumatra is an adventure, the kind of demanding ride that requires a dusty knapsack and tough travelling skin.
Please follow below for a tour of the north of Sumatra, what just may be my favorite place on Earth.
X-posted @ TLP