Grand Angkasa International Hotel
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Medan is the capital of the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Located in the northern part of the province along the coast, Medan occupies 265,10 kmē, making it the third largest city in Indonesia. The city is bordered by Deli Serdang Regency to the east, south, and west, and the Strait of Malacca to the north. The place is quite nice but there …
... especially after completing a TEFL course myself, the pressure some of the students placed on us dor the interviews over our entire stay in Medan (just two days!) left us feeling tired, unfriendly and somewhat used. By the end, counting the students we helped before Bukit Lawang, we must have talked to over 30 or 40 of them! Not exactly what we needed, but an experience none the less.
Afterwards, we headed to the bus tour company looking for info on ...
... thanks to a VPN - definitely invest in it if living abroad for an extended period of time), and learning bahasa. I will be happy to get out of the hotel because everyone here speaks English well and it doesn't force me to speak Bahasa everyday. However, thanks to the 24 hours Bahasa app, my language is improving! This won't help us on this trip, but essentially every other day of our roughly 19 months left here! It's hard to believe we are already over 4 months ...
... will happen today...we shall see. Just talked to Karin and she was able to deposit some money with western union for me to pick up her in Medan to pay the ransom....only to be called few our later by the Supervisor from Western Union telling her the transaction was cancelled...saying there was so much fraudulent things going on in Indonesia that they are not willing to honor the transaction.....This is crazy Karin sends the Money to somebody she know's with Passport credentials ...
... my Passport until the Issue is resolved.....NO , No Wifi , but least the let me purchasing an Sim Card for my Cell phone so I can make some Phone-calls but not without 4 Guy's escorting me to the store...Going out to the Ramp and using my Sat Phone where I have Sat. reception is not permitted by Yet another Regulation... They are paranoid I would Jump in the Airplane and Fly away across the border before they could scramble their F16 ..... ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service