27.08.2009 - 28.08.2009 84 °F
Stop number 2 on my travels through various pacific island chains. Sumatra is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are shared between Indonesia and other countries), and the sixth largest island in the world. During my travels through sumatra i was able to visit the mentawai islands and visit with the locals. most of them spoke pretty decent english, so there wasnt much of a language barrier. most of them were very friendly, others seemed angry all the time. non the less the mentawai islands were very beautiful.
stop number 2 in sumatra was Bukittinggi. Bukittinggi is located on a hill and nestled among majestic mountains, green plantations and rice terraces. It happens to be one of the friendliest towns in Sumatra. its very modernized and the people didnt hold back when i asked for directions. the hotels were very clean and comfortable. this is where i will be departing from to go to the Micronesian island of Yap. stop number 3 on my south/north pacific travels.