Friday, 27 July 2012

The kind people we met.

Everyone we met n Aceh and Sabang was nice, kind, and polite. Even though I didn't get to photograph everyone we met, here are some of them.
The first is the becak motor driver, who was kind enough to take us wherever we wanted to go, day until night. We met him in front of our hotel in Aceh, and he gave his cellphone number so we could contact him whenever we need his service. He also drove us to the wedding party! That was funny and super fun!
This is the mysterious Mister Biharudin, the becak motor driver. He even picked us up at the ferry port in the morning back from Sabang island.
See? Always the same face expression. Hehehe.
Yeah, we love you, sir.
This is Mister Sutrisno who was our driver in Sabang. A javanese man living in Sabang. He was wearing this shirt given by a tourist who he met and of course, I asked to take a picture. :)
This is Mister Freddie who owns Freddie's, a hotel which is quite popular among tourists in Sabang. He was full booked when we visited, so we were advised to check other hotels. Although we only met Mister Freddie for about two minutes, he seemed like an interesting guy. He was sitting in his kitchen wearing an apron, while browsing the internet.
This is mang Nana, a funny Sundanese man who was in charge of our hotel.
And this is the captain of the ferry that was taking us back to Aceh from Sabang. Unfortunately I forgot his name, but he kind enough to get us our ferry tickets before we got to the ferry port.

Besides these people, there are many more kind people who we met around Aceh and Sabang and helped us (the two lost lambs) get around safely. These people made the trip even more special. Hopefully we'll meet again, until then, thank you so much!

Solong Coffee!

The last few hours of our time in Aceh was spent with... well, more coffee, of course! We went to Solong Coffee and met Hijrah, a very kind guy who owns a souvenirs shop right next to Solong Coffee. When I remember Hijrah, I always remember the hilarious BBM conversation we had discussing dodol Aceh!
Mie Aceh, anyone?

Peace is precious.

This was the view of the sunrise from our hotel balcony in Sumur Tiga, Sabang. A nice, cheap, cottage-like new hotel, with disastrous interior choices, unfortunately. It provided us with great view at 6 AM though. :)
And after this we rushed away to the ferry port to get back to Banda Aceh.
The driver who was taking us to the ferry port had this on the car's dashboard. "I pray that God isn't too picky." Haha!
Oh yes, this food was delish! It was rice with srikaya on top! 
Simple sign, powerful message.
Until we meet again, Sabang!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Another Aceh Food Galore!

Our first night, we went to this seafood restaurant near the ferry port. Massive choices of food, look at that lobster! Too bad we didn't come during lunch time, they offer 50% discount during lunch!
And we went to Canai Mamak, where they serve roti cane with fillings. Chocolate, cheese, even srikaya fillings!
Yes, there's wifi here. Who needs Starbucks in Aceh when you can get free wifi at a street-side coffee shop!
We had so much Aceh's fabulous traditional coffee I believe we almost overdosed on coffee. 
Can you guess what this awesome coloured drink is? Yep, dragon fruit juice!

Friday, 20 July 2012

The Food Experience of Aceh!

And so we begin the food adventures. Our only night in Sabang was spent with eating Mie Sedap.
While Mie Sedap tasted well.. just okay, the martabak telur is fantastic. It was a fried egg with roti cane dough thing INSIDE the egg. Plus the pickled red onion + chili, mmmm, heavenly!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Sumur Tiga Beach, Sabang

We spent less than 12 hours on Sabang. We got there at around 5 pm, then went back to Aceh the next morning at 8 am. Truly not enough time to explore this beautiful place. But never mind, we shall set feet here again!
And no, this picture wasn't taken at Sabang. We bought these sandal jepit when we spontaneously decided we were going to Sabang. Converse knock-offs never felt so good before, and we felt so awesome, hahahaha.
Anyway, back to Sabang. We found a hotel to stay at Sumur Tiga, and we spent the evening strolling down the shore.  
Meet Astrid, together with her we are the duo spontaneous travellers.