Week 1: Day 4 – Day 7 Friday December 16th – Monday December 19th 2016 Day 4: Chao Phraya Express Today we set off to explore the length of the Chao Phraya river by public boat, about an hours boat ride for a standard fee of 14 THB pp for any distance. We caught a taxi […]

Week 1: Day 1 – Day 3 Tuesday December 13th – Thursday December 15th 2016 Day 1: That First Step is a Doozy So here we were at the airport. On the brink of our “Winter Weg” trip… Plans had been made, tickets bought, bags packed, anticipation built, so with a ting of homesickness at […]

Hello World… Hope you are well and dreaming of adventure. We are 🙂 It has been a while. A bit has happened since out last Sabretoothed Chickens family trip to Sumatra in April 2015. In terms of this little blog, it has now reached over 32000 hits and has amost 150 followers. Our facebook fan page […]

Day 14 & 15: The Final Weekend 26th & 27th of April, 2015 So here we are at the end of our amazing Sumopore Sojourn. What’s left to do but relax, pack and go you say? Well, we are the Sabretoothed Chickens, and we are waking up in the Lion City :). Explore our local area – Joo Chiat […]

Day 13: Friday 24th of April, 2015 Today is a sad day: we are leaving our friends and Sumatra’s fair shores. What a magical adventure it has been. So it was we got up early this morning to say our sad farewells to our hosts, Yoan and her family. Before we came, they were truly […]

Day 12: Thursday 23rd of April, 2015 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a solo traveller). Our day in notes & photos: Awaken in the […]

Day 11: Wednesday 22nd April, 2015 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a solo traveller). We had contacted our next Sumatran host Yoan […]

Day 10: Tuesday April 21st, 2015 Through couchsurfing we had gotten in touch with Linlin. She was born in Java but is currently working in Medan at an outdoor education centre. She kindly requested to meet us and offered us lunch. So after a pleasant breakfast with our host Adin we set out to find her. Yet, another […]

Bus ride to Medan

Day 9: Monday April 20th, 2015 After our wet and wild adventures yesterday, we spent the first hour on chores – washing and drying out our clothes in our hotel room. They would still be wet when on our departure but at least they would be clean and drip dry, such are the compromises of […]

Day 8: Sunday April 19th, 2015 Indonesia is a located on the Pacific Basin’s “Ring of Fire”. It is mostly known for the famous huge eruptions of Krakatoa and Tambora, in the 19th century. So it is not surprising that the country has approximately 130 volcanoes, many of which are currently active. This makes Indonesia one of the […]

Day 7: Later on Saturday April 18th 2015 The lunch stop before we hit Berastagi was fun.We chose not to sit on the bus, like most of the passengers, as our driver hoes into a huge meal. None of us wanted to eat but it was just nice to stretch our legs and hang out […]

Day 6 & 7: Friday April 17th / Saturday April 18th, 2015 Our time by the lake is drawing to a close, and our thoughts turned to our departure – which trail out of this watery paradise? Not relishing the recommended route of returning to Parapat and backtracking via Medan, we took up the generous offer of a […]

Day 5: Thursday April 16th 2015 Another day in beautiful Tuk Tuk. We have enjoyed our apartment here. Not only does it have two huge king size beds, it’s own kitchen, ensuite and integrated TV area but there is also more sleeping space in a secret loft which the boys loved to climb up to. […]

Day 4: Wednesday April 15th, 2015. We are now on the main island Pulau Samosir, which is about the same size as Singapore Island. We awoke this morning in the town of Tuk Tuk, which is a traditional home of the Batak people. Batak is a collective term used to identify a number of ethnic […]

Day 3: April 24th, 2015. Today we are excited to be entering a new country, Indonesia. We are extra excited to be going to the fabled Sumatra. Today our objective is to reach Lake Toba, and it will take six different legs to do so: taxi-ferry-taxi-plane-taxi-ferry. What could possibly go wrong? When we were planning […]

Day 2: April 13th, 2015 In the early hours we hear the other residents of the complex preparing for their day. Our host lives in a typical, old, narrow terrace house but each floor has been divided into a series of funky one bedroom apartments, complete with tiny kitchen area and an all opaque glass […]

Sumo-pore Sujorn: The start of a small family adventure to Singapore and Sumatra.

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller If you have seen our initial plan (Part 1) and/or read our travel blog; you will see that, as is normal in longer-term budget adventure travel,… plans change. Travel is more than the seeing of sites; it is a […]

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. ― Dr. Seuss Unlike many travellers of this era, we travelled before the age of the internet. Yes, we wrote travel journals with a pen and paper. We remember posting post cards and international phone cards. […]

August 18th to 24th, 2014 Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.- Sarah Ban Breathnach. So after the great Sabretoothed Chickens Tour we are finally home. One small family back from our one big year… Yes, we felt some mixed feelings in the week […]

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