Travel Blogs from Medan
Mkz65 stayed here on May 13, 2013 during their trip titled: Mkz65's Great Adventure.
Most story's tell tales of rags to riches, this one seems to be the opposite. 5am Sunday morning we left the opulence of our lifestyle in Jakarta and boarded a plane to Medan. A plane flight riddled with turbulence, it proved to be an omen of the things to come.
9am we arrived in Medan Airport, the sole purpose of being here so Danielle can …
... 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.
Me: “Because I can and its simple on your own and it makes things less complicated”
PC: “Hmm... you should travel with a wife”
Me: “Okay, do you travel with your wife?” I ask in a slightly defensive/sarcastic manner.
He stops looks at me and sighs…..
PC: “Enjoy your stay in Indonesia”
I think I might have hit a nerve.
Anyway the first thing that struck me, ...
The airport train is a separate part of the station and they had their own ticket counter which was open. I got my ticket for the promo price of 60,000IDR ($6) as the train line is still new. .
At check-in I had to pay a departure tax of 75,000IDR ($7.50). Luckily I hadnt exchanged ...