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trui Medan - A travel report by trui hoogevorst
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Medan Rental Car

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Our family just return from traveling in Sumatra, very attractive journey during 4 weeks from north to south, we renting the car from cv.Sumatra Exotica Rental car in Medan, we get interesting experience along the trip on Sumatra,


We are just coming back from 4 weeks in sumatra where we travelled with Iwan (for 60 euro/day you have a car, driver, accommodation and insurance included) Iwan is a great man who knows every nook and corner of the Island – even places not mentioned in guidebook, he is very serious and eager to make you happy (write to him in English but he has a French and Dutch speaking driver/guide) wpsumatravels@hotmai-l.com mobilephone: +62 813 7524 2005 We went trekking near Bukik lawang (where we saw orang outans) then in Brastagi (where there are volcanoes), in the Battak country (where we saw traditional dances, weaving typical villages and palace) then we went to lake Tobba and around Bukiktinggi we saw hotsprings, the harau valley, Minangkabau villages and traditional crafts, paddies, maninjau lake, great fun and great food. Then we went to siberut to meet mentawaian people with Guru, a guide recommended by Iwan, Guru is a very literate and cultivated man who can speak the mentawaian language and thanks to whom we had the perfect conditions to meet the mentawaian. Finally Iwan recommended Pagang Island where we were alone with our young cook and where there were beautiful white sandy beaches, coconut trees, blue lagoon, fish and turtles. It was a wonderful journey, Thanks to Mr Iwan PASARIBU to whom I am very grateful. Trui

Favourite spots:
Lake Toba, lake maninjau, Mentawai island,Pagang Island in padang west sumatra

What's really great:
Pagang Island is wonderful, where we were alone with our young cook and where there were beautiful white sandy beaches, coconut trees, blue lagoon, fish and turtles. It was

Accommodations:
Barbara guesthouse is good place to relax and enjoy the lake toba, sandy beach, nice view and most important is very quite better than tuk-tuk

Restaurants:
Delicious and cheap food with friendly staff

Published on Saturday September 8th, 2007


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Sun, Sep 09 2007 - 04:19 AM rating by rangutan

A bit of advertising, could be better uploaded as three "Travel Tips"?

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