Very picturesque! Jakarta . . . A great photo by Ricky Purnadi Riqua. I would love to visit and see more of these "Great House" structures representative of the Minangkabau culture in West Sumatra Indonesia. Ricky tells me that the music, dance, and food are equally exotic.

Very picturesque! Jakarta . . . A great photo by Ricky Purnadi Riqua. I would love to visit and see more of these "Great House" structures representative of the Minangkabau culture in West Sumatra Indonesia. Ricky tells me that the music, dance, and food are equally exotic.

Dolok Tinggi Raja, Simalungun, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

Dolok Tinggi Raja, Simalungun, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

Batak Museum, Toba Lake, Samosir Island, Indonesia | flickadoi via flickr

Batak Museum, Toba Lake, Samosir Island, Indonesia | flickadoi via flickr

Lake Toba, North Sumatra is the largest volcanic lake in the world and the site of the largest volcanic eruption in the last 2 million years.

Lake Toba, North Sumatra is the largest volcanic lake in the world and the site of the largest volcanic eruption in the last 2 million years.

Trekking through the wild jungles of Sumatra and interacting with the amazing wildlife! Check out the post to see our experience in the wild.

Jungle Trekking in the Jungles of Sumatra, Indonesia

Trekking through the wild jungles of Sumatra and interacting with the amazing wildlife! Check out the post to see our experience in the wild.

Harau Canyon, West Sumatra, Indonesia by David Johnstone, via Flickr

Harau Canyon, West Sumatra, Indonesia by David Johnstone, via Flickr

Lake Toba, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia -- site of the ice age causing super volcano!

Lake Toba, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia -- site of the ice age causing super volcano!

Five things we love about Sumatra, from seeing endangered orangutans in the wild to jungle treks and swimming in Lake Toba

5 Things We Love About Sumatra

Five things we love about Sumatra, from seeing endangered orangutans in the wild to jungle treks and swimming in Lake Toba

Sumatra is one of a handful places on earth where you can see Orangutans in the wild. Read about our magical experience with these beautiful creatures.

Observing the Orangutans of Sumatra in Gunung Leuser National Park

Sumatra is one of a handful places on earth where you can see Orangutans in the wild. Read about our magical experience with these beautiful creatures.

Where to go in Sumatra, Indonesia, from the best beaches, to surf spots and where to see orang-utans.

Sumatra, Indonesia: where to go in pictures

Where to go in Sumatra, Indonesia, from the best beaches, to surf spots and where to see orang-utans.

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