Hotel Citi International Palang Merah
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... walked to our booked hotel, arriving some time later after getting severely lost, and even worse, accompanied by a mad begger who followed us for several streets muttering incoherently, all the while bleeding heavily from his forehead. Not quite the arrival we had expected.
Anyway, onto our hotel. Now, we arrived and were greeted by a grumpy Sumatran who was not very helpful at all. Generally when booking with a hotel and being tourists, the staff ...
... and there were 2 orang utans just hanging around in the trees across the river. We were able to watch them for a little while, until it got too dark. The orang utan trek cost us about $150.00 for the 6 hour trek, for both of us. That is very expensive in Sumatran terms. But, the hope is that if more tourists go to Sumatra to see the orang utans, then the locals will earn a better living from the tourists, than from growing palm oil, and clearing the virgin rain forest to grow it ( that is ...
... INDEED AND NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT. Then a month later forcing down an little Airplane with his transponder anytime displaying his exact position within their Range is really not an show of strength.... it just shows how Idiotic this country is Governed. It is really a shame because the People in Indonesia are wonderful nice warm People and the largest country in Asia could really benefit from General Avaition , just look across their Borders which have an vibrant Economy thanks ...
... everywhere). The bits we did see from the car windows were dirty, dated, run down places. The traffic in Medan is worse than any so far too, it is every man for himself and no lanes in the road so a single line can turn into a five lane in a second with everybody getting annoyed and beeping and shouting. By the time we had gotten sorted and got back online to re book flights for the next day they had sold out and ...
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking