I travelled to Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Luwang, to trek and see orangutans in the Sumatran rainforest. I stayed at the Brown Bamboo Guesthouse. The main reason I stayed here was because the owner, Gia, oversaw the travel guide association for the Gunung Leuser National Park. He was also a nice guy. I booked the tour through Gia and I paid €80 for a 2D/1N jungle … [Read more...]
Asia Travel Blog
Welcome to Aperlust’s Asia travel blog. Here you’ll find tips and stories about Asia travel. This blog includes posts from Japan, Cambodia and Thailand.
Most of Asia is inexpensive to travel. Hopefully, this blog encourages you travel more of Asia.
I rented a bicycle. Rode it from central Siem Reap to Angkor Enterprise to buy my three-day ticket. Then rode it to Angkor Wat the same day: never again. It took me 30 minutes to ride my bicycle to Angkor Enterprise and then another 35 minutes to Angkor Wat. All this in the heat and sometimes blazing sun depending on the clouds. I was tired to walk around Angkor Wat once … [Read more...]
Travelling from Kualanamu Airport (Medan) to Bukit Lawang by bus is relatively easy with the exception of the locals trying to rip you off. There's something special about visiting Sumatra. The journey is worth it to see orangutans in Gunung Leuser National Park. Kualanamu Airport to Bukit Lawang Go to the airport bus stop (it’s right outside and you’ll see signs). Get … [Read more...]
The Mekong River had a muddy, brown color that wasn’t transparent. On the river bank, you can see the green leaves of banana trees, large rock formations with different layers of color, and pinkish water buffaloes taking a dip. The Mekong River splits Laos and Thailand, which was evident by the respective flags posted by the villages along the shores. This was my slow boat … [Read more...]
The Chiang Mai markets are to feast over. There’s plenty of food to go around from mango sticky rice to pad Thai You may have not guessed it, but the old city is big on supplying fresh fruit smoothies. There’s at least one street vendor selling them every two-minute walk. And the markets are saturated with fruit smoothie vendors. The Chiang Mai markets also cook up crepes … [Read more...]