Monday, September 26, 2016

MEDAN

This Medan trip was planned sometime in May 2015. Our group consists of school mates and their spouses. For this trip we engaged Hydramas Tour & Travel. Tickets were issued in September 2015. Travel period from 12 - 15 November 2015.

Departed KLIA on board MH860 and safely landed in Medan.






Our Transport

Our local guide from Bintan Tour & Travel


A mosque on the way to Lake Toba





CIMB Branch in Medan


Parabola everywhere

View of Lake Toba


Another view of Lake Toba



Checked-in at the Danau Toba Cottage. Location wise very 👍as it is just by the Lake. Condition of the hotel 👎. Hot water was unavailable during our stay making it very uncomfortable taking bath in the morning as it was cold.
Our accomodation in Lake Toba




Our dinner

Boat to Samosir Island






Samosir Island,











Batak Village. 








Demo

Souvenirs









Lunch

En-route to Berastagi, stopped at Simarjarunjung to enjoy ginger tea and fried banana fritters. 








Ingredients for making ginger tea





Stopped at Sipiso-Piso Waterfall.




















Fire Extinguisher




Checked-in at the Mikie Holiday Resort 👍. Quite a new hotel and very comfortable.










Having durian along the way.






Bangi Kopitiam outlet in Medan

Matahari Departmental Store

Checked-in at the Madani Hotel, Medan, a Muslim-friendly hotel.






Lunch at Simpang Tiga Restaurant Medan.






Flight back home MH865.



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