Travel Blogs from Medan, Indonesia

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Day 59:  Into the Wild!, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Day 59: Into the Wild!

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... in the Garden Inn, what turned out to be one of the cheapest and best lodges in the village. Score another win for the Indonesia section of the guidebook (the Malaysian section has been much more hit&miss thus far.) It was a basic room of four walls, ...

The Banda Brothers, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

The Banda Brothers

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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Our next flight we depart the plane outside, which is always the first indication we are in another land. As I step off the plane I am overwhelmed by all the familiar aromas of this place....cigarettes, incencse and body odor. Awwwwhhhh...I love this ...

Do you want any leeches for that?, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Do you want any leeches for that?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... to an apparent stranger to ask directions, this also turned out to be another brother.  This was getting hilarious.  Medan appeared dirty, smoggy, overpopulated and basically horrible on the outskirts but as we got nearer what we guess was the ...

Danau Toba - Medan, Danau Toba - Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Danau Toba - Medan

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... the honour of Asia's least desirable place. Our excuse for a guesthouse is, on both a positive and negative note, opposite Medan's main attraction - its Mosque. The negatives outweigh the positives however as one sight of it was enough for me and now ...

Medan - Sanur (Bali), Medan - Sanur, Indonesia travel blog

Medan - Sanur (Bali)

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 118 - Medan - Sanur (Bali) Shunning airlines like Awair ('Striving To Be One Of The Best') and Merpati ('It's Merpati And I'll Fly If I Want To') we went for the even cheaper option of flying with Mandala (no strapline - not even trying to be any ...

Indonesia, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... (no obvious station) filled with shady characters, a ludicrous number of cars and minivans and dirty food stalls. I was new to Indonesia but it doesn't take a genius to work out that in a place like this, whenever you are approached by someone shouting ...

Intercepted, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Intercepted

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... facing about 100 cameras on the way from reporters asking question.... It will be probably on the Local news tonight in Medan Indonesia, the standard Military procedure including Medical Check was applied , they even asked me if I wanted Lunch... really ...

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paying "Ransom"

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... oppressive Government. The Commander told me the Regulation is that if you are intercepted and forced to land ,you actually entered Indonesia illegal . I have stay right here in VIP room with just the fundamental basic function and they wont let me go ...

long trip in a mini bus, Many many cities, Indonesia travel blog

long trip in a mini bus

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... !) we arrive in Medan about 2am Thursday morning.               Once in Medan, i decide against getting a room for the 6hrs or so i would be in it, instead opting to sit at an all night coffee ...

Onto Medan...in a roundabout sort of way!!!, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Onto Medan...in a roundabout sort of way!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... and believe me my brain hurt afterwards! Paul just sat there laughing as ususal! All in all there's not really alot to see in Medan but the city has a great feel to it and lots of lovely people!!! Our first island in Indonesia and we had the ...

Medan: couchsurfing, Buda, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan: couchsurfing, Buda

A travel blog entry by zanmaja

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... nas slikali, naju s Katie pa se posebej. Clanek bo objavljen v nekaj tednih v enem boljsih casopisov v Medanu (ce se nisva omenila, Medan ima 2 milijona ljudi). Lahko bi se reklo, da bom skorajda slavna oseba. :P jah, bilo je zanimivo in zabavno. S Katie ...

Don't Go To Medan  !!!!, Medan Indonesia, Indonesia travel blog

Don't Go To Medan !!!!

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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Smoggy Medan If you can avoid the city of Medan in Indonesia I certainly recommend that you do.!!! Our flight actually arrived there before it had taken off as the flight was so short and their clocks are 1 hour behind Malaysian time. I have never been on ...

Siste meddelelser fra Indonesia.., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Siste meddelelser fra Indonesia..

A travel blog entry by hjalmar

... hadde dannet meg noe særlig bilde av landet, og ble til stadighet overrasket over mangfoldet og alle forskjellene. Indonesia innehar fjerdeplass som nasjon i verden hva befolkningsstørrelse gjelder, og med sine snart 250 millioner mennesker, 300 språk ...

Dress up, or no entry!, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Dress up, or no entry!

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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After leaving our island paradise, we scooted up to Medan, which is Indonesia's 3rd largest city, so that we could extend our visa by a few days. We turned up at the Immigration Office on Monday morning, dressed in shorts.  We were banned from even ...

Don't bother being a tourist in these parts ..., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Don't bother being a tourist in these parts ...

A travel blog entry by ryanonthebeach

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Don't bother... Being a tourist in these parts makes you some thing of a celebrity. Every 5 meters someone will shout "Hello friend" or "Hello Mr." If you stop anywhere (even to eat) there will be someone trying valiantly to strike up a conversation. ...

Down and Out In Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Down and Out In Medan

A travel blog entry by elrigster

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... to find some other means to get there as i was sure that there would be some kind of mini bus doing the run knowing that in Indonesia there is no niche unfilled if there is money to be made .I was right and although we would have to pay treble what the ...

Saying Goodbye, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Saying Goodbye

A travel blog entry by vanessaanddan

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This week is our last in Indonesia I can't believe we have been here for nearly 6 weeks, neither of us wants to leave we have had such an amazing time and made so many friends.  On Tuesday one of the girls out of the intermediate 3 class had heard ...

Welcome to the Jungle, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by thebogantrekker

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... around.  So off I went for a Sunday walk in Sumatra, the streets were relatively quiet compared to the majority of Indonesia, (a result of it being a Sunday). With most of the country the drain networks run underneath the footpaths, it was the same ...

Aug 05, 2009, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Aug 05, 2009

A travel blog entry by germain

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Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan

A travel blog entry by amatsinrake

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Bukit Lawangista tulimme bussilla takaisin Medaniin, jossa hyppasimme ensimmaiseen 64-numeroiseen bemoon. Jaimme pois kaupungin toisella laidalla heti, kun naimme KFC:n kyltin. Kana&riisi-aterian jalkeen otimme taksin Asean International ...

Redhaired cousins, Bukitlawang, Indonesia travel blog

Redhaired cousins

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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Trekking was the last thing I wanted to do when I woke up this morning. But after 2 days of feeling like shit, I was feeling better...so I forced myself out of bed, took a cold shower and got ready. I had paid for a one day trek the night before because ...

Dirty City, tomorrow = monkeys., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Dirty City, tomorrow = monkeys.

A travel blog entry by oandm

... customs officer so he could see enough to finish the process, haha.   We took a bus from the port to Medan, a dirty polluted and busy city. We both had no desire to stay here overnight but Bukit Lawang, our next destination, is about ...

Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan

A travel blog entry by amatsinrake

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Saavuimme jalleen uuteen paikkaa iltamyohalla ja pimeassa, kuten tavaksi nayttaa jo muodostuneen. Air Asian lento Kuala Lumpurista oli muutenkin siirtynyt tunnilla ostohetken aikataulua myohemmaksi ja nyt kone oli tasta uudestakin ajasta puoli tuntia ...

When i get older, I will be stronger..., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

When i get older, I will be stronger...

A travel blog entry by evy_duville

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... you in Belgium ;) And that was it for Singapore, yesterday i arrived in the last country i will see during this trip...Indonesia..havebig expectations but will tell you next time hownice it is:) Although i can already tell you now that yesterday, after ...

Going Ape in Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Going Ape in Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by butterfills

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... we were meeting Muhdi and his colleague. We set off for the trek along with Christian, a German guy doing an internship in Medan, and Hannah, a Scottish girl who is almost at the end of a six month stint of travelling around Asia.  It turned ...

Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan

A travel blog entry by ritchie

... problems due to the Bali bombings] on themselves." Wow what balls! Scuse me, scuse me. Man with big balls coming through. In Indonesia a lot of the locals want to talk to you. I must have heard the question "Where are you coming from?" (sic) about a ...

Dzien 2 Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Dzien 2 Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by yaco

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Pobudka o 8:00. O 10-tej mamy spotkanie z Antonem z Tamasaya Indonesia, ktory ma byc naszym kierowca na Sumatrze. Przed spotkaniem schodzimy na sniadanie, bardzo urozmaicone od tostow i dzemu po kuchnie indonezyjska..... Czas wniknac w kulture i ...

I shall board when the game is finished., Medan, Indonesia travel blog

I shall board when the game is finished.

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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... where hopefully easy, organized, cheap transport would be at my fingertips.  Every single time I have gotten off a bus in Indonesia I've been greeted by obnoxiously unoriginal questions and offers: Hello, miss, where you go? Where you come from? ...

Medan and Meulaboh Offices, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Medan and Meulaboh Offices

A travel blog entry by yantisoaman

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Nice memory with old and new staffs, working with great team in Medan is a happy & great time and TDY to Meulaboh office is a valuable time. Meulaboh is about one hour by plane from Medan. ...

Hectic times in Medan, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Hectic times in Medan

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

We were hounded by people on arrival at Belawan, all offering lifts to Medan. We went with two men in their minivan. There was a mix of communication breakdown and dodgy dealing from the locals. We ended up at a resturant on a main road out of ...

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