Photos of the Rest Day in
Bukittinggi – Sumatra
Throughout the country villages are decorated with alleys of German banners.
Which ever is the case, I enjoy the ‘special’ treat.
Terima Kasih (thank you).Tweet ##transoceania
Shortly after the Equator passage I passed a little village with a big assembly on a public ground. Although the ride was already consuming a lot of energy, and the final climb to Bukit Tinggi was still to come, I couldn’t resist to drop my bicycle and step into the crowd to watch the spectacle. ‘Rachma’ with her little one ‘Colby’, explained to me that they are celebrating a Christian holiday and at the end of festival they do the pole climbing. Aim of the participating teams is to reach to the top first and pick the attached gifts for their team.
It was great fun to watch them building / failing to build the pyramids – it didn’t look very organized or efficient – but everyone seemed to enjoy it. After a while the focus deviated from the climbers onto me and I eventually became the main attraction again – as so many times in the past, when I stopped to take photos or interact with the locals. Obviously this area is rarely visited by tourists.
Very basic but spacious room for 2 humans and their bicycles.
My Mrs. Wriggley II and her temporary new partner in safe haven.Tweet ##transoceania
Hard working fellows. Strong man competition. Piece by piece makes its way onto the truck until it is loaded to the top. These guys do really have their daily workout. No need for gym and protein shakes.Tweet ##transoceania
Enjoying the cooler breeze. A welcome for our American riders!Tweet ##transoceania