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... the only tourist information centre we could find to buy bus tickets to Bukit Lawang in northern Sumatra. This was easy to do, but to our dismay, A LOT more expensive than we expected. Apparently travel in Indonesia was more expensive than places like Malaysia because everything is so far away from one another and there is no public train system, in fact very little public transport at all. This means that everything is run by private car/bus companies, free ...
... old to be doing this trek, but am glad that I went. So about 4 hours later we walked past the overnight camp site. Sooooo glad we didn't have to sleep there on thin mats in communal plastic covered shelters, let alone the toilet situation. It actually ****** down rain that night, I felt very sorry for all the people who were staying overnight. Then we arrived at the river bed where they tied together some tyre inner tubes, and we rode them down the river, over rocks and through some ...
... to bed. The next morning we got up and took the hour journey to the airport and went to check in when the girl at the desk pointed out that we (Ken) had booked flights for MARCH 25th and not today...oops! We tried to change the flights but were confronted by some real ignorant ***** at the service desk who sent him running around the airport only to get different, more ridiculous answers. They ...
... used again to the unconditioned, hot, humid and polluted air. A few notes that I made that night:
-Laying in bed, trying to have a rest, the fleas don't.
-Upon request of a blanket to try and cover the fleas, I was awarded with the choice of 2 sides, blood or mold. I choose mold.
-The towel looks, feels and smells like it is ready to eat someone.
-The pillow looks like it just did.
-I wish Rambo was here with his air freshener.
... br> After that, we visited Sun plaza and had our steam aot dinner then checked in Swiss Bell inn Hotel.
DAY 4: Medan- Singapore
After breakfast in hotel, we strolling around the hotel. We found many stalls around this hotel. We took lunch here, SGD 12 were charged for these food. The last spot is Vihara Maha Maitreya the biggest Buddhist in South East Asia.