Our Trip to Sumatra


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First we went to a local school and played games, played soccer and did some artworks with the students of this school.


Later that day, we went to watch a traditional dance performed by the girls that we had met earlier.

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The Alas river runs all through this rainforest where Sumatran tigers, rhinos, and elephants roam free.

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On the way back from rafting we saw this – did you know that over 150 acres of rain forest are destroyed every minute of the day?




The day after rafting we all took a hike in the rainforest and spent the night there.


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Here are some orangutans we saw on our walk to the campus.


Cup Fungi only grow in hot and wet climates and may grow on wood and trees.


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Sulphurous steam rising from a natural hot spring.  You have to be careful – some places here can burn you.


Photos captured by Elke Cruden


2 thoughts on “Our Trip to Sumatra

  1. Pat mc Donald says:

    What a wonderful pictorial collections of things you have seen and done! Great pictures. Makes me jealous but I have seen a lot so enjoy seeing it again!


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