The past month has been a whirlwind trip through Malaysia and Sumatra. We’ve visited the disappearing rainforests of both, trekked through the jungle, climbed an active volcano, met orangutans in the wild, and stayed on a beautiful island in a giant lake, in the crater of yet another volcano.
We promise we to blog about it soon, but not tonight.
Tonight we are back in Kuala Lumpur. It’s getting close to midnight and we have to be up before the sun tomorrow for a flight to SRI LANKA!
We promise more updates soon, but in the meantime here is a short video of our climb of Gunung Sibayak in Sumatra. I wish you could smell the sulphur and feel the heat. It was awesome!
What in the world were you guys thinking! You could have gotten killed! Not! That was awesome, I wish I were in you shoes (ha ha ha). Worst case possible you smell bad for weeks and your feet hurt.
It was really fun to see the lava. It was a little bit scary! It was also surprisingly cold. Right now we are in the Maldives. My parents surprised me! I didn’t know we were coming here and I’ve been wanting to come here for a long time! We arrived yesterday and it is so pretty. It was a two hour flight and then a two hour ride in a speed boat to get to this tiny island. They have turtles and sting rays here. Hope the team is having better luck in basketball. I miss playing with you! There is a volleyball net here but the ball is super hard so we’ve been playing soccer with it!
Luckily my feet weren’t really burned much by the steam–just enough to really get my attention. As for smelling bad, well, I can’t blame the volcano for that, LOL!!!!
WOW! Zodie, I agree with you — kind of scary! I’m glad I did not see this until after the fact.
Waco, Mila, and Jette–had I been watching in real time, I would have been really worried about safety of you three. However, I know that you would not have done any thing to put the three of you at risk — none the less, it looked risky. What an amazing experience. I could almost smell
the sulfur and feel the heat. You are three adventurers who
will have many tales to tell about your volcano walk. Amazing!
Stay safe and keep posting!
I think climbing the volcano was much less risky than riding on a bus, in a car, or walking down the street in Sumatra! C-R-A-Z-Y drivers!
I agree with Grams! I kept waiting for the whole volcano to “blow”. It must be an incredible experience! We assume you made it back down safely. Keep having a good time–and learning.
Thinking of you, Peggy and Jim (Sims)