Hotel Hang Tuah
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As expected the day began by getting up and having some breakfast in the hotel. The coffee that was served in a normal cup over here was stronger than most espressos you get in Europe but it tasted good and I was properly awake afterwards.
While finishing some Nasi Goreng (for breakfast) one of the hotel staff came over and told us that …
We rose out of our coma around 11 again and decided to explore the surroundings of the Hotel. Our primary concern, just after arriving in Padang was "how the hell do we get out of here?". It was Tuesday morning already and I had to be in Singapore on Sunday. By now we had learned that ferries and overland transportation are not really to be trusted …
... great wildlife and activities for them to enjoy its really nice to see them mix with the Sumatran children who are so happy yet have none of the material goods we have. They spend their days running on the beach, chasing the goats, rolling tyres around and pretty much playing with whatever they can get their hands on!
Later I walk to see the rice paddies with Mariam, a lovely French girl, which are beautiful and then wander on the beach, watching the fisherman bring in ...
... water spinach and BBQ aubergines to accompany our white rice. The meal is delicious. The fish is smothered in a tangy and spicy red marinade that manages to compliment the sweet flesh of the fresh fish perfectly. The squid is tender and crispy and the aubergines smoky and velvety. We gooble it all down and are happy when the bill is incredibly reasonable. The next day we find a similar restaurant but this time order a whole fish each! I pick one from the ...
We spent a couple of days in the city of Padang, before it was time to say goodbye.
My camera was full of sand from the island and the lens would not open, so no pics from here!
Fortunately it came back to life, later on..
I can report that we did have an excellent barbecued fish, and had a good stroll around town.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Hang Tuah Padang
Basic but nice Hotel in the centre of Padang. Very nice Staff. Some can speak a bit of English and are very keen to help foreign travelers.
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