Trip Start Nov 01, 2011
129Trip End Nov 01, 2012
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Where I stayed
Angel Guest House
Our first impressions of Sumatra were that it is clearly not as developed as Malaysia or Thailand, we encountered much more staring, and, everybody smokes. There was cigarette advertising everywhere, and it seems to be very rude not to be smoking when engaging in conversation with somebody.
Smoking seems to be such a big part of their culture that if it is noticed that we are not smoking when walking somewhere, strangers will approach us and offer us a cigarette.
Medan is not a particularly nice place and offers little in the form of attractions. So just one night before taking a 4 hour bus North to Bukit Lawang.