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. 

At first I thought Medan was like any other parts of Indonesia (or even other countries in South East Asia), where we need to be extra cautious and careful with dishonest conducts and scams. So I was mentally prepared for that. And perhaps, it had subconsciously constructed a negative walls between the people and I. 

As the time went by in Medan and other places I've been in North Sumatra, I've learnt that the people are nice, friendly and warm. Towards the end of the trip I've realised that I am in love with the city of Medan. 

The magnificent Lake Toba, the mesmerising Sipisopiso, the wonderful small town of Berastagi, the warm people of Batak and their interesting history and many more. 

And this was my first time backpacking trip with my dear wife. 

Why Medan? Did I answer your question? To the left. to the left. 

Yours truly, 
Hairi Tahir

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Janggel / Rain said...

Ok gambar tu memang best.

Hairi Tahir said...

Hahahaha. Ey fyi, aku pura pura je kencing situ k. Bukan kencing betul.

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