|Travel Buddies: Wonderful Erol, Sofia (Sweden), Fernando (Columbia)
Headed up to North Sumatra, Medan and then on a three hour bus trip on the worst roads I have yet seen to Bukit Lawang which is where one of the four Orangutang rehabilitation sanctuaries in the world is. Had a great time seeing them in the wild and I came away with a permanant memory - a scar on my leg from being bitten by one called Sasa!!
Fernando made us laugh with geek stories galore, Abul (the big male orangutang) with his chatting up of the ladies in the treetops and the other orangutangs with all their treetop swings.
Unfortanately tourism here is badly managed and as a result they can no longer continue to rehabilitate orangs from this location. A new one has been chosen which is secretly located and NOT open to the public.