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Indonesia's elephants outsmart humans

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,647]

Conflicts between wild animals and humans have long been on the rise on Sumatra, where jungle habitat is being increasingly taken over by encroaching settlements, plantations and industrial estates.

Destinations: Sumatra | Indonesia
Topics: Animals
Aproaching Lake Toba on the switchback road south from Medan.

TOBA, TOBA, TOBA

Philip Game - pgame [2,545]

Clouds of clove-scented cigarette smoke, diesel fumes, second-hand air: it takes a few gusts of fresh air off the mountain waters to dispel a fug like that. The four-hour ride from the steaming Medan...

Destinations: Sumatra | Indonesia
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Beaches & Resorts | Nature
Sunset over Lake Ranau

Ranau Rhapsody Sumatran Sojourn

Philip Game - pgame [2,545]

Secreted within the Marching Mountains of southern Sumatra, the serene volcanic Lake Ranau remains all but undiscovered by foreign visitors and accessible only by an epic journey overland. Huddled...

Destinations: Sumatra | Indonesia
Topics: Travel
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