When Lindsay and I arrived in Ubud, Bali our first order of business was finding her Ashtanga yoga school. To do so we had to pass through the magical Monkey Forest, one of the city’s primary attractions. As is usual, we were traveling with a fruit supply. I was carrying a grocery bag full of […]
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Back to Medan: A Night at Ucok Durian
There’s one place to go for durian in Medan – to Ucok Durian, located on Iskandar Muda. Actually, there is durian all over the city, but Ucok’s is by far the most popular. “I really think the durian is better here,” said Lydia Laluyan, who visits the stand about 3 times a week with her […]
Bukit Lawang: How Can I get Your Money?
The palm oil man we met at Ucok’s durian stand suggested that durian was in season in Bukit Lawang. I read on the tourist map that it is near the Leuser Gunung National Park, and is the place to go to see orangutans and do some jungle trekking. Orangutans AND durian? Yes please! Bukit Lawang […]
Medan, Indonesia: Down the Rabbit Hole We Go!
Kicking off our glorious Year of the Durian in Indonesia has been perfect. Not in the sense that it is has been paradisaical, but rather that, like our beloved durian, the experience has been both rough and sweet. When I walked out of the Medan airport I missed Kuala Lumpur immediately. Although it is tropical, […]