Been to Medan is another one whole new experience for me. I always tell myself travelling, holiday or going to the place where unfamiliar place basicly, means learning through everything new around me. (skema ayat ku)
This time we were in rush too. Our mistake is to have lunch at UIAM calmly without predicting any possibility of road jam on our way to LCCT. Thanked god we made it on time. Abg Apiz (my cousin) waited for us to park our car for us. Everyone already check in my grandparent n other relatives, they just waiting for us. This time I got seat beside my youngest brother n aircraft window so that I can enjoy watching clouds. (^_^)
First thing I did was set my watch 1 hour early than it should be since Medan is 1 early than Malaysia time. So that time was around 5 p.m but it looks like it almost dust. There were some technical problem so we got small bus to go to our hotel (Garuda Plaza). When I first step my foot down the bus, salesmen promoting their stuff on my face..but they were more polite than salesmen in Jakarta for sure. Good 1st impression Medan (not!!!).
At the beginning , I was ask to stay with my cousin at my grandparents room, seems like the room is too small, I was transferred to my parents room (yippiieeee). ps: I got my own bed..duhhh~ My 3 brothers share room which is at the same floor. Their room got a good view than us, from our room the scenery would be a block of building. The hotel is cozy but I feel quite disappointed with the service. I bring along clothes and shawl that need to be iron. My mum call the room service department and asked them about iron, she had been told that there were only2 iron available in this hotel but only one is working ( what???!!!) I know right. Therefore along my trip my attire is very wrinkly (obviously).
We decided to go to nearby diner for a dinner. We just walk through the road to find place to eat and in our short journey searching for a place to dig in I saw a huge rat (the dead one)..Wow in the middle of city there were a rat corpse. I ask my brother to take a picture of it for our biological research :p We had Nasi Goreng Ayam with teh botol ( famous type of drink there, taste like jasmine tea) That nyte my adorable cousin spend the nyte at my room watching Hana Yori Dango.
We went to Pasar Ikan but there were no ikan there. There was where all small stores located selling variety of things but not food. I get my bangles there. This time I keep myself busy recording the environment and people around me rather than looking for things to buy (so not true). F.Y.I if u went to anywhere in Indonesia road seller will always chase n follow u. This time it was not as scary as in Bandung, they were a lot more proper in behavior term, still make us feel uneasy even we already but things from them. I admire they effort, they never give up selling stuff.
I started feeling ill that night, fever +PMS...I must get better before the next day coz we will go to Beras Tagi which I have no idea what is that place.
I feel bad coz I got to be in a cosy mpv with my Pak Long's family n my grandparents while my family members are on the bus. I'm sure it is not comfortable for them to squeeze in that small bus. I feel so bad..It was a long journey from the hotel to Beras Tagi.. I just know that there were where Lake Toba is. We stopped at a place which I dont know where n have a corn. Yummy corn~ The place is almost the same like we heading to Cameron Highlands but chiller.
I notice that along our journey people there sell a lot of 'Babi Bakar'...most of them natives n Christian believer.. When I read a signboard mention 'perkampungan Orang Batak', I juz remember when I was eleven my Muallim told me that Batak people eat human flesh *creepy
|Ajin get me this ponco (my 1st ponco)|
When we arrive, after that very very long time sitting in a car, it is worth it. We can see Lake Toba from the hill but we only see quarter of it. We can feel the cool air breeze which is so refreshing (if there were no one smoking around u). It is a peek of the moment for me because my 2 younger brother bought me a gift.. Naseb baik x nangis tau. We bought I
TOBA LAKE. Each of us got one and decided to wear it tomorrow.
Since we check out at 1pm, so we decided to go to pasar behind the mall in the morning. The place looks like Ben Tahn in Vietnam. In one building there’s a lot of stuff for tourist. To go there we rent Avanza Kijang coz taxi wont fix for six people. We suppose to check out at 1 PM and the bus arrived at 2 PM. We have to wait at the hotel lobby for an hour. Packing barang. For the 1st time eva during holiday my luggage got plenty of room, so all of fruits (bought at Beras Tagi), souvenirs and foods are all in my luggage. Luggage tu mmg besar pon.
Journey to the airport is really stuffy because small bus, a lot of things and people but its fine, things getting worse. Our flight delayed and the condition of Medan Airport....errmmm. KLIA is heaven, trust me. I do some recordings with my brother before check in. While waiting, me n my adorable little cousin finishing watch Hana Yori Dango until my lappy ran out of bateri. I got heavy flu so it was an uncomfortable experience when the air bus were about to land on LCCT. The air pressure was killing me, I feel like my face want to explode. Raims feel the same way coz his nose was runny too. BTW this time I sat beside hot stranger but it just 45 minutes journey. The only conversation we had, not really conversation... more to one way conversation. He took my other belt so I cant fasten my seatbelt, so I said “ Excuse me sir, I think u took the wrong belt.” He notice it without said nothing n fasten his seat belt. From his expression I can see he was nervous, not sure why. Perhaps he was nervous to be on the flight. We arrived at LCCT around 8 pm. My dad told us that our parking fee is RM200 something because Abg Apiz park our car at the Airport parking space. Not his fault at all, we were in rush back then.
That’s all about my holiday diary, quite long I reckon =)