From Malaysia to Indonesia

Without incident I cross the notorious (pirate) road from Melakka to Medan on Sumatra by ferry. I’m really looking forward to Indonesia’s many volcanoes, but first I watch semi-wild orangutans (they were released near Medan) in the jungle, climbing up to us through the trees and begging for bananas.

For general reassurance: my route does not lead through regions destroyed by the tsunami, nor through notorious trouble spots.

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