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The Fairy Tail Homes of Sumatra

The Fairy Tail Homes of Sumatra

Beautiful Minang House, on the road to Solok, Sumatra I doubt anyone could travel through Sumatra and not be totally taken by the beauty of the spired roof houses (the “Rumah Bagonjong”) typical of  Minangkabau culture. These iconic looking long house dwellings have...

Orangutan Hand Shake!

A pause along a jungle path As I reluctantly heaved my muddy, sweaty back pack onto my shoulders one more time that mid morning in northern Sumatra I couldn’t help thinking how the final day of my jungle hike had not gone quite as planned. Sure, there were the...