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... and are often more surprising to those you are visiting. Killing the remainder of our time at an internet cafe that only sort of worked we headed back to the bus station and got on our bus to Lake Toba.
Our bus journey was *********e that I would call comfortable. Essentially a local bus it was an overnight journey that was supposed to take 13 hours arriving at Lake Toba at 7am. Devoid of all comforts I had become accustomed to in Malaysia it ...
... catch a minivan to the bus station and their gear is packed in but the van is so full of locals that there is no room for them. Amelia begins to climb into the back with the bags so the van doesn't leave without them, but after much scuffling about and rearranging they finally get away. Nice couple and we are sad to part company, especially since we are on our own again.
7.30pm comes and it's our turn to pile into a minivan, but as it turns ...
... that was without stopping. Arthur is having a few concerns about the roads. Very steep drops and narrow, potholed roads don't fill him with confidence.
We have arrived in Cemoro Lawang to find all the hotels full! That was a shock. We have found another homestay. To call this one basic, is to be very kind. Less said the better. It is clean however. The people of this village, high in the hills, ...
... have never won any fashion awards either!
Day 3: We woke up early, completed all our chores and headed to the bus terminal.
Nuala: it's only a short walk
Rich: are you sure
Nuala: Yep, i'm good at reading maps and orienteering
Rich: Okay darling i trust you!
1 hour later in the hottest part of the day along the motor way...
Nuala: I guess the map wasn't to scale
The purpose of the bus terminal journey was to get a connection to ...
Someone was supposed to tell me which
car to take to Tamjung Balai and wait for me in the ferry port, but as it
was too late, he just called to his friend in Medan to peak me up
from airport and offer his home until 1.30am before minibuses to the
ferry port start circulating. My temporary hosts were very nice
people, I was so affected by the whole action that I didn't even
think about sleep, I just proposed I buy some beer and we have good
time talking for ...