Sumatera Barat Map
Not a tip per se but here's a map to get your bearing about Sumatera Barat. I think the best is to travel in a group of 5 or 7 and hire a Toyota Innova (with driver); you could then ask the driver to bring you to many places instead of fixed destinations by tour company.
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Hire a Cab!!!
The easiest way to arrive Bikittinggi is hre a cab from Padang Airport. It cost us USD35 a day, including transfer from Padang to Bukkitinggi, a help of finding our hotel, free Bahasa Indonesia lesson, and stopover whenever we wanted. lol
It was really worth it for the price in terms of our pleasure. Don't forget to bargin in airport for a better price, because originally our price was up to USD50, after our lovely negotiator Sabrina, we have 30% discount.
And unlike most of Western countries, customer don't require to tip their driver, of course, you can tip if you are content with the service.
to explore the hilly areas of bukittinggi, you can hire the horse cart. please do bargain before you take it and give the fix price and time. once you add to visit another place not yet mentioned before, the price can be sky rocket in the end :)
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bukittinggi bus terminal
this is the bus terminal in bukittinggi. like in most bus terminal, the place is crowded and dirty.
we took bus from here to lake maninjau and to prapat.
bus with aircon is rarely found here.
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