Grand Mutiara Hotel Berastagi
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... great to plunge back into the chaos of a thousand faces and a million smiles, roads full of cars and rain in the skies. Get taken by surprise through many acts of kindness, foods on the street and children kicking my ass in chess. Where smoking is allowed, wherever you would like, and 7 people fit on an ordinary bike.
Day 2: It seems the Sumatran kindness and generosity equals the Javanese. The person who offered me the first ride of the day decided ...
... with traffic and are not in great condition. An 80km journey can take up to 6 hours. If you want to head further into the south it means a two day bus journey, so unless you really want to see a place in south, take a plane to explore most of Indonesia, with great travel instructions from the Green Hill lodge (60,000, dorm and shared bathroom). I managed to negotiate my way onto a public bus.
So getting onto the bus and sitting in my seat, I get a tap on the ...
... topped with chicken curry bits for 12,000IDR ($1.20). I'd also exchanged my 202,000IDR ($20.20) for $24 SGD.
I still had two water bottles left over. I've found in Malaysia and now Indonesia that you dont go thru security until you reach your actual gate.
Some boys were charging 2000IDR (.20 cents) to look after your shoes when you went in. I passed by again during the daytime the next day.
Now somebody was at the front gate charging 10,000IDR ($1) and sign a guest book to go in but if you went thru ...
... some birds for profit as well as cut trees randomly. Not good! So we did what we could by reporting it to the ranger via phone (which miraculously worked briefly on a hill top). We were once surprised be a bees nest but any bites were cured using the inside of the young pramuka tree. A great example of jungle medicine! Having nearly reached the next camp after about 5 1/2 hours we had to get down to the river somehow. This proved to be a mission in itself involving lots ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Mutiara Hotel Berastagi Medan
Stay for 1 night. Hotel facilities and ammenities is OK, will stay here again if I visit Brestagi in future.
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