Pondok Wisata Angel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPondok Wisata Angel Medan
Well, Medan is not exactly hell but it works in the title. Medan is a big, crazy city, not voted as the travellers' favourite destination, but rather used as a base to start exploring Sumatra from. The Angel is on a frantic main road with a fence down the middle of it and non-stop cars zooming along it at all hours. That's what puts the hotel in the 'heavenly' catagory. It's clean, tidy, has a very traveller-friendly cafe that sells cold Bintang, and, they organise onward travel to Bukit Luang and Lake Toba. In fact, the transport, accommodation and two day Orang utan jungle trek they sold us was not only good value but also led to us having a great time. If you'r in Medan for a night or two max - stay here!
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Travel Blogs from Medan
... the airport for our flight the next day. Once there, we were told explicitly that the only way to get there was by taxi for 300,000 rupiah. When asking where we could get the Damri us we got when we arrived, the man said he was unsure where it stopped or how frequently it went. Disheartened by the prospect of paying £20 for a one hour drive that previously cost us only £1 each, we decided to book into the nicer looking hotel in the area and inquire about buses there. ...
... to come down for some pineapples, but she was timid as there was a guy in camp that she was scared of. After Rasta calling her numerous times, she still was hesitant. I jumped in and tried calling her. She immediately came down and grabbed the leftover pineapple that was right beside me. This will probably be one of the most memorable parts of our trek for me. The day was good, but I was a bit disappointed that we only trekked for 2-3 hrs when we had loads more sunlight. The groups to ...
... and there were 2 orang utans just hanging around in the trees across the river. We were able to watch them for a little while, until it got too dark. The orang utan trek cost us about $150.00 for the 6 hour trek, for both of us. That is very expensive in Sumatran terms. But, the hope is that if more tourists go to Sumatra to see the orang utans, then the locals will earn a better living from the tourists, than from growing palm oil, and clearing the virgin rain forest to grow it ( that is ...
... to be in Jakarta for a week however there really was not enough for us to do there except shop so we decided to scrap our flight and book another one after having 4 full days there to explore.
Food & Drink
Favourite Local Dish: Fried Duck with salad
New Tastes: Pork Buns & Chocolate buns from a food stall