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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Kesawan Medan
This is a cheap hotel and facilities are very basic. No washbasin to brush your teeth. Noisy. Somebody knocked on my door at 03.00 in the morning trying to open it. Staff were chatting, singing and giggling at 07.00 in the morning which woke me up. Staff were otherwise friendly but if I would pay a little more next time for some extra comfort at another place.
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I do apologise for my last post's bitter and pessimistic tone... as you may have gathered I had some beef with Jakarta! MEDAN, SUMATRA... I am not alone here in saying this is another of Indonesia's prickly rose thorns. Indonesia's third largest city and the island of Sumatra's principal urban hub, Medan, gets a regular mention amongst travellers …
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... filled with nuns, a lamp-post in the middle of the pavement completely wrapped in barbed wire, and a water tower. Not really worth the 50 minute walk in which we received countless suspicious glances by the locals, and had to battle the furious level of traffic and relentlese becak drivers.
One plus I have to give Medan is the mosques. They are dotted around the city everywhere, and are truly beautiful. The architecture being very different to ...
... in between us. Such a large animal with no fear from humans, just stood there right in the middle of the pathway. I felt helpless even with the guide standing in front of me. Being 7 times stronger than a human, I could have easily been hurt if I was to do something to make her aggressive. And there I stood taking pictures like a typical tourist. One shot I even had the flash on which could have easily cause her to react violently. Thank goodness my stupidly didn't last long enough to ...
... allowed us to swim as and when we needed to, and the national park is directly across the river. We decided to just do a 6 hour jungle trek, the next day(if it wasn't raining) to try to see orang utans in the wild. They do offer 2-5 day treks, but reading about the toilet arrangements I couldn't cope with going into the jungle with my toilet roll!!! We ended up being very lucky and saw 5 wild orang utans, and 1 who had been rehabilitated into the wild, with her baby(wild). But, ...