Tiara Medan Hotel & Convention Center
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... towards locals in the past!
You can imagine we weren't feeling too great carrying everything we own on us, being surrounded like we were some injured wildebeast fending off a pack of hyenas. We got on the bus our driver had told us to and they blocked the exists. After they had a quick word with the driver of the bus in Indonesian, the driver told us he wasn't running the bus today (the driver followed the orders they gave without question). We had no other choice ...
... Well let’s just say that I do not want to know how busy it got during the Christmas break because boy oh boy was it crowded when we were there. Upon arriving at the entrance we could see rows and rows of children, all lined up and ready to enter the Borobudur complex. They looked like little soldiers carefully placed in formation ready to battle the enemy. We slowly glided through the crowd trying not to distort the formation and this is when we first encountered ...
... place to visit is the home of Tjong A Fie, a Chinese merchant who came to own most of the city in the early twentieth century and, as a close friend of the Sultan, became politically influential. Medan's Chinese community is also credited with the introduction to Indonesia of one of its most successful sports, badminton, which is often seen being played on the streets, without a net, in poor communities.
... and religious buildings we had seen so far on our trip. Indonesia being primarily Muslim, the mosques have a prominent part in the locals lives, including the regular broadcasts at prayer times. This very public show of their religion was a foreign concept to me, but a nice one. Showing how culturally strong a country Sumatra was, even if it made sleeping a little difficult!
Deciding that Medan was not somewhere we desired to stay much longer, we ...