Company Trip to Medan

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Night in Parapat - celebrating Soria's 41 birthday.

This was my first trip to Medan.I have heard about how beautiful Lake Toba is since i was 12 years old.As Air Asia landed at Polonia Airport, everybody looked so excited.We met our tour guide, Bapak Sudiroroy,very warm and friendly Javenese man, after luggage pick up.We started our journey after taking a short break - tea break with Bapak Roy.We traveled by Pergio van which accommodated 8 of us.The van was just ok...

After 5 hour journey,  i guessed more, we saw the largest valconic lake in the world.Very panoramic .HORASSS!!!!Batak greeting. Everybody busy taking pictures..We checked in to the hotel.
First lunch at Garuda Restoren,Medan First day
The view of Lake Toba could be seen from the hotel's window.Unfortunetly our rooms were not facing to the lake.What a pity...We stayed here for one night.After had our breakfast, we were heading to Samosir Island to visit Tomok and Ambarita Village, the main towns in the island.Ambarita is an ancient Batal tribal village.Here, we can find the stone chairs where the tribal elders had a council.Tomok, the place which is the  batak tribal tomb located.You can find most of the souvenir quite same for both places.Just bargain.Dont forget to buy 'Ulos'..

The visit took about 4 hours.We had our lunch at Istana Minang Restoren.The food served was nasi padang.Not as good as i had ever tasted before.Continued our journey to Brastagi.We stopped at Sipiso-piso Waterfall.It was sp cold here.Just bring your sweater.
Waiting...and waiting with smiles First day
..Took pictures again.Reached Brastagi - Mejuah - juah (Brastagi people greeting).Quite late evening.Everybody just zipped her mouth.Tiring with the zig zag road..Once we saw the hotel, everyone cheered up again and couldn't wait any longer...The hotel interior was very modern with minimalist concept.So cold... after dinner i went for hot coffee at the lounge.then went back to the room....zzzzzz....

The third day -  We went to top of Bukit Gundaling to see Sibayak Mount and Sinabung Mount.Very fresh and chill.Some of us went for horse riding.Bad thing happened.Never, never in their history, one of us fell from the horse. 4 stitches above the eyebrow..Erghhh..We rushed to PUSKESMAS.Just everthing done, we continued our journey to Medan.Missed some activities here since we needed to go for second opinion for the injury.
Lake Toba and the sunset.... First day
In the van, she vomitted.Prayed nothing severe would happen.At last we reached Gleni Hospital, private hospital in Medan at 1.30pm.Should be our lunch time but what to do.We just skipped the result of ct scan because we moved out for late lunch at Lubuk Udai..The smell goshh...The finger licking good..The best roasted fish and chicken with the dip that i ever had...The Rasa - rasa drink is the combination six fruits.Manggo, jackfruit,avacado, soursop, 'terung belanda' and passion fruit.Everybody was full and tired.Checked in to the  Danau Toba International Hotel.

The last day.Quick visit to Maimoon Palace and Mesjid Raya because of the time was so limited.The main reason was..shopping time..We went to Fish Market but surprising u cant see any fish here.....Blouses, telekungs, sarongs, and many were here.But bargain, bargain.Then we had our lunch at Java Mie next to the Factory Outlet and Edward Forrer..Only short time had taken here.The youngster screamed for the mall.We went to Medan Plaza.Rushed again because we had to check out from the hotel.

At 6, we reached Polonia Airport and time to say good bye to Bapak Roy..The time was so short.But most of us were planning to have second visit to Medan.


azianelias68 says:
oo liza..sorry ye..akak mmg dah lama tak update TB..nanti akak cari kan email bg tour guide ni..sabar ye..
Posted on: Jul 17, 2010
lizarosli says:
sy cadang nk ke medan next year dgn family..tp xamik pakej pn..juz sendri2 jer...cuma nk mintak tolong saper2 yg dri sna bwk kita orng jalan2 tempt yg menarik...cmner nak dapatkan tour guide disana...tak pun rekeman kan saya bapak sudiroroy..TQ
Posted on: Jun 27, 2010
azianelias68 says:
Sedap bang..one more thing, dia punya ikan and ayam bakar dia..puihhh...terangkat...lebih2 lagi macam kitarang ari tu..lapar telampau..sal lambat makan tgharinya..lunch at 4.45pm heee...
Posted on: Feb 26, 2010
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Night in Parapat - celebrating Sor…
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First lunch at Garuda Restoren,Med…
First lunch at Garuda Restoren,Me…
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Waiting...and waiting with smiles…
Lake Toba and the sunset....
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With Ayeen..
Rain in Lake Toba.
Rain in Lake Toba.
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