I am not going to attempt to describe the details of all the exploration I have done around Bukittinggi but I have to say that it is one of the most stunning landscapes that I have seen in my entire life. Mountains, valleys, cliffs and waterfalls everywhere you looked. I spent four days on a motor scooter going everywhere I could. It is a place where the people are not only happy to see Westerners and invite them into their homes but they truly want to talk to you and become your friend. That is something I have found to be very rare in the more touristed areas of Southeast Asia and one of the reasons that I have fallen in love with Indonesia.