Having just arrived in Medan, the provincial capital of North Sumatra and largest city in Sumatra altogether, I started right away investigating as to in which geographic coordinates of this great island my forthcoming adventures shall take place.
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Mount Sibayak is an active stratovolcano located in North Sumatra. Its accessibility and its proximity to North Sumatra’s capital, Medan, make it a very popular destination for Indonesian, as well as international hikers who want to marvel at its seething crater and enjoy the astonishing views from its top.
Since that time I first remember myself being introduced to the world’s geography and history, my curiosity was always keenly animated by the prospect of visiting that tiny sovereign state, situated on the north coast of Borneo, called Brunei.
Contemplating on climbing Mount Kinabalu? Have already researched and, coming from a place of the world where mountains are still free and not subjected to the irrational claims of some arbitrary power, found the demands of Kinabalu National Park authorities extravagant, absurd and ludicrous? Not feeling rich or stupid enough to concede to such abusing claims, but […]
With a great vividness infusing my body and a glorious joy animating my mood I got up that morning. My whole existence was permeated by that exalted feeling a man naturally experiences when just about to meet with a great mountain. The great mountain with which I was ready to rendezvous that day was the legendary Kinabalu […]