Sumatra, of course has been very cool. I’ve been taking my time only visiting two places and trying to get the most out of each one. The first destination was Bukit Lawang, home of the orangutans and a bunch of other crazy animals. Lots of nice trekking there.

Then I was off to Samosir Island on Lake Toba. This is the world’s biggest island on an island! But more importantly this was the site of a volcanic “super-eruption” 75,000 years ago that caused massive global cooling and nearly wiped out all human life. It’s much more peaceful now and I’ve enjoyed the quiet and my daily swims.