Saturday, May 22, 2010


Now feeling well-rested after three nights in a hotel in Bandarlampur. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to get to the west coast of southern Sumatra to visit a mountain lake called Dunau Ranau. This will involve a train trip, a bus trip, and a minibus and I might have to stay a night in Baturaja if it's too much for one day. I'm going to be heading further off the beaten track so will start taking malaria tablets.

I haven't had much of a look around Bandarlampur. Had a walk around the polluted city centre today and didn't see a single other caucasian face.

Might be outside internet coverage for a few days.


  1. Hi Simon. How's the food situation? Are you enjoying the local foods or are you doing McDonalds?

    1. Giri KadurugamuwaJuly 14, 2012 at 2:08 AM

      please give more comments . We are planning a trip mid September to Danau Ranau and Bukit Barisan Selatan. It is highly appreciated if you could send details to

  2. Erik: I'm eating mainly local food. Nasi Goreng (fried rice with chicken and egg) is the most common thing. Also fried fish, noodles, rice. Usually manage to find toast for breakfast.