After long debate, share thoughts, and belief that goodwill bring good result, we decide to move to Medan through Brastagi. We wished for Menara Pandang Tele, Air Terjun Sipiso-Piso, and Taman Alam Lumbini.
After got ride from lovely kakak and her friends, use elf as public transportation to Pangaruan, then change another car, finally we reached Menara Pandang Tele. The view from Pangaruan to Menara Tele is amazing and breathtaking. If I use private vehicle, I'm gonna stop by and just breath the air. The road is nosedive and uphill. The public transportation is just an old car. But, the driver is very calm. He looks like know the road very well. I think he is, because he always do the road everyday for years. And I just enjoyed the road. You have to see by yourself for the view.
There are small place to eat in front of Menara Pandang Tele. We ordered noodle soup. Actually, it's the only menu they had for eat, noodle soup or fried noodle, beside coffee. But, noodle in Sumatra is different. Although they used instant noodle for the main ingredients, but they had their own seasoning. And when you taste it, you know that it is Sumatran seasoning. Delicious.
Menara Tele is one of the place that you have not to miss if you visit Samosir or Brastagi. What that people said about Tele, the view, the experience, the feeling, are true. I enjoyed myself there, enjoying the view of Toba Lake from above. Unfortunately, it was so many fog that day. Maybe I have to come back in the future. Come accompany me, please.
|what you can see from Menara Pandang Tele|
We took another car to our next stop, Air Terjun Sipiso-Piso. It's already noon. We wished the time is friendly to us. Thanks God, we got the car. Some fuchisia one. Lovely, isn't it? We stop at Simpang Tiga Merek. We had to use bentor, becak motor to reach Air Terjun Sipiso-Piso. And there we are! Yeay!
|Sipiso-Piso Waterfall from above|
|I can see Toba Lake from Sipiso-Piso|
The bentor took us back to Simpang Tiga Merek. The next plan is Taman Alam Lumbini for great pagoda. We took another elf to Kabanjahe. Be careful in this area. There are many pander that said they'll help you, but they ask for more money from you. But, there are many good people that really help too. You have to recognize it.
The elf was full of people. We never now how's Kabanjahe looks like. The man that we used call kenek in that elf doesn't know about the pagoda we want to go. Ouwh,,, we had to survive. But, the goodwill bring good result. We met lovely lady, she wanted us to call her inang, mom in Batak. Inang knows about the pagoda that we mention. She said to the kenek, that man where we have to stop. Actually, we had to change to another car. Thank God, when we stopped, the car to Pagoda is nearby. She asked to kenek to help us stop that yellow car. We're on the right route. Yeay. Thank you Inang.
The yellow car took us until in front of the pagoda, Taman Alam Lumbini. Actually there's no public transportation into in front of the pagoda. Thank God, we met lovely students that told to the driver, that we want to stop in front of the pagoda. And he said yes. Actually we had to pay more.
|rotate clockwise while you wish for something good|
|the sky fill with pray|
|happy vesak, hijab girl, and manga inside the pagoda|
Unity in diversity = Indonesia :)
We have another yellow car in front of the pagoda that evening. The time is just perfect. It was the last car. We didn't need to walk through strawberry gardens. We stop in the main road and change into elf that take us to Medan. After about two hours, we reached Medan at 6.30 pm. Once again, the time is just perfect. Thank God. Goodwill bring good result. Just do it best, and let God do the rest.
|the road back to Medan|
|we've made it. Yeay!|