Jalan Gundaling, Berastagi, Indonesia
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was smiling for the photo and NOT for this place.
Catholic Church in traditional Karo Architecture
A view of Sibayak volcano from back of the hotel
try to eat !!!
I'm planning to make a trip to the summit of Sibayak Mountain. I need help!!
I planned to go there this coming june. but, i wondering whether we need a guide or not? This is our first time to Sibayak though.Can somebody who ever been there send me some informations(where to start climb and how to get there) or either a map. Can i ask for a local people to guide us climb the mountain?
If you know more informations related to my question or know someone who can help us.please reply to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Travel Tips for Berastagi
Take a daily bag...
If you are going to overnight in a longhouse, then keep in mind to take a daily bag and fill it with whatever you think it would be necessary for you, from the toilet paper, the battery and the torch to water and sleeping bag, as in the village there will be NOTHING. At the end you are about to sleep on the floor...what do you expect???
Do not drink too much in a Longhouse!!
I do not know about you, but my plan was not to drink too much, as I could not afford to fall down in such a bathroom, if I could named in this way...
In the village I was there was no electricity at all, (thanks, we were in a tribal village...) my small torch could not help me so much...so, I guessed it was better not to drink to much and keep my “stuff” till the next morning as I would not feel so cool sleeping outside in case I wouldn’t reach the way back, or worst, in case I fall with my arse down ....
The colourful markets in and around Berastagi!
The markets in and around Berastagi are colourful, busy and rich. All kinds of delicious fruits are available in really unbelievable numbers.
These markets are also THE place to have lunch or one of these typically Indonesian snacks like martabak manis, pisang goreng or es campur.
Of course you'll find odd things as well: on the picture you see living Teletubbies, or painted chicks with a life expectation of only 5 days. Very popular amongst schoolkids...
If you're fond of markets, visit the one in Kabanjahe as well, which is the regional centre of the Karo.
Beware of buying meatdishes if you don't like dogmeat, though!
In and around Berastagi every single kid say "Hello Mister", "Thank You", "Bye Bye", you hear it almost everywhere you walk.
After a while it can become a little bit annoying, but try not to forget to smile and/or say something back.
I'm sure you will enjoy the happy faces!
Take your shoes off in a longhouse....
When I arrived in the longhouse I could expect all, despite that they ask me to take my shoes off...The view that I had was fog, fog and fog again, durty on the ground and a lot of caos, so I could seriously expect all but not this...but, you know, culture is culture, so I took’em off....
The funny thing is that the guide told me that if i would’nt take my shoes off, I could make the floor durty...com’on....
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