Short weekend getaway after driving 5-6 hours from Lhokseumawe to Banda Aceh.
We departed from Lhokseumawe around 6 or 7 pm. We made a stop at Socolatte (local chocolate product) for a while to buy some souvenirs. We arrived at Banda Aceh around 1 am and stayed a night at Siwah Hotel since all new hotel are already full.
The First Day:
Early morning we went to Ule Lhee Harbour to take ferry to Sabang Island. We use SABANGKOTA tour service for our short and quick getaway. We also had snorkling time on the first day.
Ule Lhee Harbour
A beach near to Freddies’
Anoi Hitam Beach
The most western point in Indonesia
The Second Day:
We got back to Banda Aceh and moved around to Tsunami Museum, Ayam Tangkap Restaurant, PLTD Apung, and some other historical tsunami sites. We spent time to buy souvenirs.
They kept the buildings destructed by Tsunami as it was
They didn’t move the ship from the original sites
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One of the best moments of the year is having a well-spent week doing business travelling to Lhokseumawe.
Wearing Hijab in front of under-construction Masjid Agung Lhokseumawe
View from the uphill of Japanese cave
Ujung Blang Beach
The view around Ujung Blang Beach
I’m so glad to come back to Medan city in this October 2015 after my first visit two years ago, exactly in the same month, October 2013. Not because I have more time to enjoy the culinary tour, but because I also can walk the heritage trail here, Kesawan Street. Not much to see since the street were very crowded. I visited a museum named Tjong A Fie Mansion and grabbed some pictures in it.
The house was really big and luxurious. The furniture was imported from China, Austria, Turkey, etc
That historical mansion
My friend and I were in the mirror
From the second floor, we can see the Kesawan Street
I’m still in a awe every time I see pictures taken when I was in Medan, October 2013.
From Ajibata Harbor, Pematang Siantar
Sunrise view from Carolina Cottage, Samosir Island
Sunset view from Carolina Cottage, Samosir Island
Noah’s ark at Taman Wisata Iman
Jesus on Cross, Taman Wisata Iman
From Sidikalang Area before Tongging