Medan, Sumatra

Traveling in Sumatra can be challenging for a woman.

Photo by Hasan Almasi on Unsplash

I didn’t like Medan, Sumatra. When we arrived, I could tell it was a part of the world where women were expected to know their place, and their place was not Medan, Sumatra.

We visited a mosque where I had to wear a long sarong and a head covering to cover up long pants and a button-down shirt. Ken also wore trousers and a long-sleeved shirt, although he did…



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Debra Groves Harman, MEd

Debra Groves Harman, MEd


Top Writer | published memoirist--Love and Loss in Cambodia | EIC The Narrative Arc & The Wind Phone | retired teacher | naturalist | musician | traveler