Tag Archives: Medan

Same place, a decade later

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur from Medan in Sumatra and spent three days roaming markets and exploring the city. KL had changed since my previous visit before my youngest daughter had been born. Modern buildings extended skywards. Footpaths were easy to navigate. And the city was vibrant. But remnants of the old still existed, like the Chinese temple with its overpowering infusion of giant incense coils.

Continue reading Same place, a decade later

Orangutan occasion

After four days on Samosir Island, we caught a ferry back to Prapat, then took a bus to Medan on Sumatra’s east coast. After the stillness of the island, Medan’s sprawl and noise hit us like surf pounding the sand. Luckily, we were headed for Bukit Luwang the following day.

Continue reading Orangutan occasion