Category Archives: Mountains

Mountains are cool and lovely, perfect for trekking

Biking around Lake Maninjai, West Sumatra

A short distance away from Bukkittinggi in West Sumatra there’s a lovely volcano lake called Lake Maninjai in which you could bicycles and ride around this lake (70kms). Here is the number of a place with accommodation – no doubt … Continue reading

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Bukkittinggi, Sumatra

Bukit Tinggi (which literally means high hill) is described in the Lonely Planet as the biggest tourist stopover point in west Sumatra….? I think I saw a total of 10 bule (farang) here over the past week….local tourists perhaps…it is … Continue reading

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Fish Harvesting (by hand) in Kuningan, West Java

  Kuningan is on the border of West and Central Java, roughly six hours from Jakarta, in the hills. An activity you can arrange there is Ikan Panen or fish harvesting.You do not use a line or a net or … Continue reading

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Ujung Kulon National Park

Attractions in Ujung Kulon National Park The three entrance points for visitors to Ujung Kulon National are Taman Jaya, Peucang Island and Handeuluem Island. Two less visited regions, Panaitan Island and Gunung Honje Range, can be reached from these entrance … Continue reading

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Trekking the You Yangs

Not far from Melbourne is a neat little regional park on a couple of granite outcrops. The rest of melbourne is mainly lava plains, so very flat. these rocks stick out. Couple of trails go up the peak, around the top … Continue reading

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Trekking Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges

About an hour from Melbourne is the bottom end of a mountain range, called the Dandenong Ranges, it is actually travels half the length of the entire east coast. One of the parks is called Sherbrooke Forest. It’s near the famous … Continue reading

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White water rafting in Sulawesi

Being in the mountains there is plenty of options to go white water rafting in Central Sulawesi. This particular river is the Ma’iting River.

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Paragliding in Puncak

Puncak is a very scenic, mountainous area not far from Bandung and also home to airsports club for Paragliding. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, like a parachute, … Continue reading

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Trekking in the Harau Valley, West Sumatra

The Harau Valley is an incredibly beautiful spot with verdant green padi and sheer cliffs rising above halfway between Pekanbaru and Bukitinggi in West Sumatra, Indonesia. (Though you can reach it via the city of Padang also) The actual valley … Continue reading

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Cycle Vietnam: Hue to Nha Trang

More than 30 million Vietnamese can’t be wrong – handle-bar height gives you the best view of Vietnam!

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