Niagara Hotel and Resort
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... up with the final verdict – 12 hours or even more! We couldnīt believe the same thing was happening to us again.
The girl also added that she was going to try to change her ticket in order to be able to travel by another train connection leaving for Guangzhou at about 17.00. We didnīt have many other options (buses didnīt operate either due to the massive floods) so we just blindly followed her. A lady at the counter happily agreed to change our tickets but there was ...
One thing to know about Sumatra is that traveling is slow. One of the worst places I've experienced for road travel. The roads are full of holes, sinuous, and too busy for their size. The buses are old and the drivers take too many risks trying to save time. So it took a bus back to Medan for perhaps 3 hours from Bukit Lawang, then another bus to Parapat which we reached at night, too late ...
... the right money for the ferry, a guesthouse in Parapat, dinner tonight, breakfast tomorrow, a shared taxi to Medan, the airport departure tax, coffee at the airport ... Phew!
We are crossing to Parapat with Adam and Laura. They're off to an island between Sumatra and Malaysia for a few days relaxation before Singapore, Hong Kong, and the remainder of their round the world honeymoon. I hope the rest of their married life doesn't seem like a ...
... guaranteed a lift back to their guesthouse on the back of his motorbike at closing time! Hmmmm. Not sure many would be up for that.
During the day, he now produces the most amazing batik. We see his studio - OK, the lean-to he built with driftwood on the side of the pub. And some of the stuff he makes is very good.
We continue our walk, and while I'm keen to continue for a good few miles more, I'm overruled by the two sensible ones. So back across the ...
... day. Their timing wasn't up to ours, but at least that meant they could stroll to their rooms without getting any wetter.
As soon as we could, we made a dash for our room, and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon on the porch, watching the rain on the 'ocean'. I decided to check our finances, as there appears to be only one ATM on the island - and it's out of order. A quick calculation showed we were short of just over 1 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsNiagara Hotel and Resort Parapat
Hotel located on hill top, able to view Lake Toba and surrounding area. Stayed in Annex building therefore does not have view to the poolside. In general facilities are OK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.