Medan Off The Beaten Path

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    Belawan is the port of Medan

    by globetrott Updated May 19, 2009

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    Belawan is a container-port in Indonesia, where a river flows into the sea. The small town of Belawan is in a distance of 3-4 km from the port and walking that distance is quite exhausting, because there is a lot of trafic :
    trucks, taxis, mopeds etc.. and mostly there is no seperate sidewalk at all. Small buses will take you to Belawan for 2-3 dollars, but the drivers are speeding like crazy and you will sit alongside on a narrow bench and wont have any safety-belt nor anything else to get some hold in case of an accident. Drivers will speed even when it is just for a few meters and the side-door of these buses will always stay open. I took such a ride to Medan and I am sure the next time I would take a real taxi, although it is a lot more expensive.
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    In the port of Belawan you will not find any shop, no bank, just the customs-officers and a lot of taxidrivers. Taxidrivers will speak some english and haggling for the price will be essential !!

    a small mosque in the port
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  • Manggo

    by cekeysh Written Apr 21, 2008

    There is a particular special fruit product of the area. Small, yellow, juicy and sweet. They usually sell the manggo in a basket, but be careful, because the basket are shallow. Deep of it filled with papers, they only filled the half-up of it.

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    The Village of Lingga

    by kenari Written Jul 26, 2006

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    Located some 15 km from Berastagi, this is a unique Batak Karo village where tra-
    ditional houses are still well preserved and inhabited today. Five to six families live in each house, unseparated by any partition, while each family have their own stoves

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    The Village of Lingga

    by kenari Written Jul 26, 2006

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    Located some 15 km from Berastagi, this is a unique Batak Karo village where tra-
    ditional houses are still well preserved and inhabited today. Five to six families live in each house, unseparated by any partition, while each family have their own stoves

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    The Cool "Marquisa" TOwn

    by kenari Written Jul 26, 2006

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    a lovely tourist town located in the Karo highlands. The town is known fomts plantations and various kinds of flowers vegetables and fruit most famous of which is the "Marquisa" passion frult.
    Its 66 km southwest of Medan and is 4.594 feet above sea level. There is a pleasant colonial-style hote with a golf course. Other new hotels can also be found. From Gundaling Hill a clear view of Mt. Sibayak and Mt. Sinabung volcanoes can be seen.

    Brastagi landmark Good Bye Darling!!!!( gundaling hill)
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