Friday, 28 December 2012

Sumatera Barat Part 1: The Ghost of Parapat


Stupid Mistake
Hotels booked. Routes studied. Backpacks packed. We were ready to go. We thought we were. Why? Because at 12:00 am, my instinct kicked in, forcing me to check the expiry date for my passport. It was 17 May 2013. Less than six months. And our flight has been scheduled at 8:25 am early in the morning. 

Dear God, what have I done? Is this some kind of karma?

We took the next flight at 15:30. So I had ample time to renew my passport. This is an honest but stupid mistake. So I deserved the lecture on “responsibility” from my sister for a good 60 seconds over the phone.

Inside Polonia International Airport, Medan



Thursday, 27 December 2012

About Medan



So where do I start? Okay, here it goes. 

It has been a frequently asked question posed to me – why Medan? Some went to a greater extent of ‘you-should-go-to-yada-yada-yada’. Well, my answer would be in two folds. One, it was a sponsored flight ticket (thanks to Abang Eddi). Second, I am an avid traveler who deeply believes in the fact that no matter where I go, there are always stories to be shared, history to be pondered and lessons to be reflected. If I am given a chance, I would love to go to every part of the world. Hence, I believe, a place like Medan has stories to tell.

And yes, that kind of frequently asked question kinda pissed me off at times. 





 

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