The next chapter of our travels takes us to Indonesia as we jump on the G Adventures Tour, Indonesia In Depth – Sumatra, Java, Bali.

The tour started in the Sumatran city of Medan with a welcome dinner to meet our group and a tour of a Mosque to learn a little bit more about the religion of Islam and Muslim life in Indonesia.

After that we headed out of the city through miles of palm oil plantations to the town of Tangkahan. Here we were staying in a jungle eco lodge and the main attraction was a chance to wash Sumatran Elephants. This was a truly amazing experience, watching the elephants playing in the river before we got to give them a scrub down with brushes, which they seemed to enjoy very much. After all the washing the elephants gave us a hose down with river water… very nice indeed.

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