Half A Day Spent Eating In Parapat
Trip Start Feb 02, 2011
16Trip End Feb 06, 2011
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We were all starving and we were taken to another restaurant in town. The driver deliberately chose this so as to not repeat the same restaurant where we had dinner last night. Food preparation was still the same though, Minangkabau Food but the choices differed.
By 3pm, we were already back to the rooms. All of us were very tired, especially my parents and the only thing on our mind then was to take a short break and an afternoon nap. Pretty much, once we got off the car, we did not even speak much to each other, actually thinking over about it, we never spoke a word but rushed to the respective rooms.
Somewhere after around 30 minutes, I tried to take a walk outside but with the blazing sun, decided to get back to the room and catch an afternoon nap myself.
At about the time I woke up, I could here my parents voice at the balcony. The time was already 6 pm and I quickly got up and joined them for an evening coffee by the lake. After the ablution, we went out again for dinner.
The driver gave us an option, either to have dinner at the restaurant we dined the previous night or the same one we had lunch earlier today. Only then I realized that there were only two 'classy' restaurants in Parapat. We settled for the latter and headed there.
We arrived at the restaurant at 7.45 pm. The driver ensured that the dishes served were actually different compared to what we had had this afternoon. How considerate of him. For a moment, I thought that we would be served the same items again.
As usual, dinner was good and we left back to the hotel at 9 pm. Just a small de tour, we went around town and then to one of the local stalls selling a local delicacy, honey mango. Its a small sized mango, smaller than the palm, with thick skin, but golden juicy fruit on the inside. I was told that this is a speciality here. We got a kilo of such mango, was not too much, somewhere around USD 2.
With that, we retired back to the hotel at 9.30 pm. After some chit chatting, we decided to call it a day as tomorrow morning, we were heading to the town of Berastagi, another 6 hours drive from here. In order not to tire ourselves miserably, we decided to get sufficient sleep.