A Glimpse of Lhokseumawe

View of an intersection from Hotel Harun Square

Stayed for two nights at Lhokseumawe before catching the flight home in Medan.  It was planned because  I was just curious.  I had been hearing the name for a long while.  Here are some pictures of the small town by the sea from my small walk around.

Finally, a photograph of the Islamic Centre in Lhokseumawe.  It made my day, because of its spacious ground that didn’t restrict my movements playing with the Samyang shift lens.  I took shots of this building left, right and centre.

 

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Jogjakarta Day 10

Delman

Thursday, 4 March, 2010

3:00 am

Left the Internet cafe for the hotel room. Pre-packing the things that I had bought. It seemed that I was in need of a small luggage bag. During my planning for this trip, I had decided to buy the luggage bag here in Indonesia. I was about to buy it back in Solo then, but decided against it. Now that the date for the flight home was near, I had to get one.

5:00 am

The sun was about to rise. Slept.

12:00 pm

Had shower. The sandwich and tea had been on the table outside the room for quite a while and the tea was not even lukewarm. Done with them anyway. Gathered the clothes that needed washing in a plastic bag and off to look for a laundrette. Found one but they provide laundry services and no self-service. Look for another and found one similar. I decided to wash it myself, returned back to the hotel room.

2:00 pm

Road Side Fruits Seller

Went out for lunch and strolled along Jalan Parangtritis capturing its views and the means of transport here in Jogja. Heading north, crossing the junction, I had reached a shopping centre where they sell computers. Roamed a while in there. There were also shops selling handphones and cameras. I enquired about the standalone wireless Internet broadband service and that put my understanding of it in order. I had always enquired about standalone prepaid wireless broadband service. I now knew that the service was with the prepaid mobile phone service. I had never accessed the Internet using the mobile phone. Never like it, not even emails. Now that the access period, the bandwidth (total download), the speed and the need to register are known, it had become clearer. Would try it later.

5:00 pm

Jogja Computer Market

Decided I had enough, headed back to the hotel. Bought water heater and instant coffee along the way.

7:00 pm

Went out and bought two small packets of washing powder and then to the Internet cafe, gotta use up and finish all the coupons that I had in hand.

Almost 11:00 pm now, I am still writing, blogging and some surfing.

Jogjakarta Day 8

Jalan Parangtritis near Prawirotaman

Tuesday, 2 February, 2010

12:30 am

Extended the stay at Pulung Hotel. Went to Internet cafe to finish the remaining hours. I had too eagerly bought five coupons.

Walked out of the cafe at almost four in the morning. Life for the day had started to pick up. On my way back, the market nearby had many people probably resellers packing up their goods. They are the early starters for the day-to-day businesses.

Back at the hotel room, time to sleep now.

2:30 pm

Had lunch at the corner Warteg nearby. Then another two hours of Internet and back to hotel. I was still tired. I had not ventured out yet, probably I had been here quite a number of times before. After sunset, had another few hours online.

11:00 pm

Needs to rest early tonight because tomorrow I shall be going back to Solo.