Our flight over was not much fun. Mummy’s boy A refused to sleep and I got terribly airsick. Overexcited clingy 2 year old and nauseous mum in enclosed aircraft – Not a good combination. Longest 8 hours ever! Thank goodness the other boys were on best behaviour. And kudos to AirAsia for great service and ensuring we had prams available on Tarmac at both KL and Medan.
We spent first 3 nights in Medan in 5 star luxury at the Marriott hotel – apparently the cheapest in the world. 3 nights including breakfast for us all, buffet dinner one night and a few goes at Room service dining cost us less than $250. Kids loved the pool, the expansive lobby and the amazing view from our 20th floor room.
We only ventured out of hotel for one excursion to the shopping mall which was packed with people buying supplies for the end of the fasting month (tomorrow!) – sort of our equivalent of Christmas in terms of importance as event.
Last night we left the hotel and the city to head to the kampung – its only 1 hour away but worlds apart. 5 stars to 0 stars. Now the real adventure begins