Crossing Bridges 6 Wild West Sumatra Trip Report

Many of us have been to Indonesia’s more popular locales like Bali, Surabaya, Jakarta, Bromo even Jogjakarta.  Few have spent much time exploring the wilder areas of Indonesia.  Therefore for Crossing Bridges 6 being’s turn to organize the 2009 edition, the theme Wild Wild West Sumatra was proposed and accepted immediately.

None have been to the areas proposed….. wild mountain top volcano lakes, mining towns like Sawalunto, farming rituals like Bull races , sweeping coastlines facing the Indian Ocean and a warm culture of peaceful folks coupled with explosive Padang and Minanghasa food, it was a formula that could not  get any wilder….. or so we thought