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And that concludes my time in Medan. I didn't stay long or do much, mainly due to the fact there wasn't much to see or do. Though i learnt many useful things during my stay here, even if on a sub-concious level, that will come in to play later on i'm sure. Medan was just my entry point into Indonesia. The real adventure begins now. My next location takes me to the jungles of Bukit Lawang, Orangutan ...
... when she called her husband, who was away in Holland, and told him about the trade, he insisted she give us something a bit more memorable : a copy of the book he had written on the history of Medan. That experience completely enriched our already fantastic time at this small but beautiful oasis.
So the next day we found The Woman in Black singing in the restaurant, which kind of reminded ...
... based snack) factory. Even though we only stayed for one night, it was a lovely homestay experience. The next day Ika and her husband dropped us off at the bus station at 5.00 in the morning as we had to take a bus to the Jakarta airport to fly to Padang, North Sumatra. Surprisingly enough the bus departed and arrived on time! Of course the plane didn’t but luckily we only had half an hour delay, nothing too bad for Indonesians standards.
After a relatively ...
... was better
than I expected for a developing country, but it was often a bit dirty. People
in Medan have basic necessities and other things such as mobile phones. The
country is advancing ...
The bus journey took about an hour to get to the Medan central area, during which we began to get a sense of Sumatra's scenary. The outskirts were rural, green, completely flat, covered with palm trees and reminded us both of northern Vietnam! The reckless driving also reminded us of our initial arrival in Hanoi and the madness of the Vietnamese roads. Although, luckily for us, Medan was the tamer version. Cars, bikes and minivans weaved in and out ...