In 2012 I was invited to a wedding, by chance, in the small village of Bukit Lawang, northern Indonesia. It was a wonderful moment of love, tradition and friendliness. I was welcomed as a friend although no-one really knew me, although I am not religious and although I come from a privileged life. It was one of those moments where you want the whole world to be there to show why traveling is so important.
Orangutan Trekking / Indonesia
While we enjoy our KitKat or other palm-oil soaking treats, Indonesian forests are lumbered by the minute. Only few Orangutans remain in the wild, and the species is short of extinction. In Bukit Lawang, a small village north of Medan, some of the last Orang Utans can be found.