Villa & Family Hotel Gradia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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The next morning I woke at 7am to my alarm and in some manner must have turned it off instead of hitting snooze. So what was meant to be a leisurely morning before trekking ended up being a 30 minute scramble before meeting my group at 9am. Its a good thing I always pack the night before knowing I hate mornings and that I always have some type of granola bar on hand for when in a pinch. Needless to say I made it on time, but already out of breath ...
... about there being plenty! We were given kilogram bags of passion fruit, lychees, mandarins and bananas and they were delicious! After our quick break we headed off to another spot to see some more orang utans. We saw a big make peacock on the way which was very noisy! And we were even more lucky than this mornings spotting. We had a lethal climb down again but there were 6 of them hanging in the trees, one was even throwing sticks down at us! Towards the end of us watching them, one ...
... up early to explore the volcano. The walk is fairly easy. Mount Bromo is not very high, actually one of the smallest in the area but the most beautiful one. It spews smoke constantly and the air smell of sulphur as you approach. The site is magnificent and well worth the expensive entrance fee (after negotiations with the rangers we paid only 3 entrances instead of 4). We spent the ...
... on the back of a scooter. But the elephants were cool, especially the baby who trumpeted when he ran into the water. I washed one of the elephants, and he obviously like that :) The next morning, I meant to continue the trip together with my travel companion, but I fell sick. Under the backpackers I'm known as The Iron Stomach, but for some reason something was terribly wrong in my belly. At the same time I was having a fever and an enormous headache. I couldn't ...
... the people I meet along the way and the kindness of them although they can't believe I'm traveling out here on my own.
Permatangsiantar and Medan were both cities with really heavy traffic and I didn't hang around too long although Medan had a fantastic Central Mosque and Palace which I enjoyed visiting. The road out of Medan was fun trying to find my way with all the one way streets but I managed and followed to signs out to Bukit Lawang through ...