DAY 1 : HIKING TO LUBUK RAYA
rain seems to weeped as a brokenhearted girl, we finally met with mr. felix and ms. Nicole at Ferdinand lumban tobing airport, pinangsori. Nice, kind and funny were their mid-name on the way pinangsori to my hometown.
Started on 7 am from the hotel, I was waiting them in lobby of mega permata hotel then start! When we got lobu layan we passed salacca field all road long and squirrel is legally hunted, the pest for salacca. we headed to padang julu after passing through sitaratoit (steroid in English haha) about one hour. Captured this moment while waiting for toni my partner in crime. Two local guys guided us are mr. kalong and mr. mandofa hail!
Padangsidimpuan looked so cloudy
Into the wild chapter
Yellow fungus like stairways to tree home
Got the shelter one, taking a rest for a while I made some cups of coffee and had lunch, didn’t keep on the journey to the next shelter.
Young fungus on the moss, looked like warts on someone’s leg
DAY 2 : SITIMBULAN FALLS
Started at 8 am from the hotel hoping no rain today, I brought the raincoat just in case because we were gonna explore two falls and hot springs
I asked felix to jump from the top he said “why not” so we climbed up the cliff carefully felix said it was slippery when wet and I changed the word poison song into every salacca has its thorn. when We reached the top, I would be the first contestant in this contest, I was worried because the stream was so huge I hardly tried to be fearless but didn’t work then I closed my eyes, jumped and screamed “allohu akbaaarrrrr” what a relieved. Toni’s turn yihaaaaaa then felix, mission accomplished. All was well, swimming made me stomachache because I didn’t breakfast yet so time to grabbed meal and captured.
Mr. Crab under the stone where was fuckin spongebob?
We could see the river stream from the hill, couldnt you?
Remembering the landslide
DAY 3 : PADANGSIDIMPUAN CITY TOUR
Today was city tour, started at 8 am from the hotel, heading to zalacca factory in parsalakan. Zalacca or well-know by snake fruit is padangsidimpuan pride, it is sweet mix with sour and bitter at the same time, so juicy. We were welcomed by the owner of the zalacca factory. He explained about the process how fresh zalacca become mass product such as syrup, chip, energy drink, date zalacca. We went to another zalacca factory, you know what a daughter of the owner introduced us the zalacca coffee, that’s a brand new thing for us, felix and nicole seemed to like the zalacca coffee. Actually she is the mastermind of zalacca product in this store genius!!. Finally she offered us to taste a little unripe zalacca, she said the taste as tasty as coconut. She was right anyw
“I’m only happy when it rains..i feel good when things are going wrong..i only listen to the sad sad song (not really haha) i’m only happy when it rains”. Had a lunch here, the owner of restaurant always said i love you i love you to felix and her wife nicole barely sold him expensively hahaha. By the way, nicole felt so spicy when eating gado-gado
Discussing about the spread of catholic around south tapanuli in payoki church with Elyas. let’s say Elyas is one of payoki church officer Toni has many student from payoki church so he recognizes him, wow toni’s influence is everywhere hehe. Just skip it, let’s get down to the bussiness. We ever heard about Nomensen church huh? Nomensen is the first missionary in north tapanuli. The german missionary brought the mission spreading from north to south tapanuli including our town padangsidimpuan (i forgot who was the first missionary in padangsidimpuan uhh). Felix and nicole are german it was coincidence. Elyas brought us to the altar, said this one is yet to renovate since 1966 unless the electricity, a tough building. I saw nicole prayed. Headed to the girls dorm then. A clean and calm Elementary and junior high school dorm. It was the first time i stomped to the church moreover to the altar, nice experience.
We were done with church then we were going to mesjid raya. FUN ENGLISH CLUB time! Yihaaaa me and toni finally could bring the foreigner as guest after 3 years long waiting after we ressurected FEC. here came the hard rain, we had to speak loudly .our member was really excited. I guess, it was first time ever for them wkwkwkwk
What would you do if some kids come and mess up? Haha Kids’s courisity, There is islamic elementary school beside the mosque, when sky weeped everywhere was wet, kids were glad as a bunch of frogs which were waiting for the hard rain. They got close to us wetly and messed up our convo, the most hillarious moment was they tried to immitate what we spoke. I’m not that good grow up peterpan! Haha
DAY 4 : SAMPURAN, HURABA FORTRESS, AEK BADAK CAVE, AEK SIJORNI
Ringo starr said “i’d like to be an octopus garden. All my friend would be there” . we finally devied in two groups and stayed away from those kids, got another place to keep on talking with felix meanwhile nicole was with another group.
Falls was done, aek badak here we came! It’s only a cave but i like it, but we were not going to be caveman hehe. They both didn’t want to get into the cave, you know we got to step down slowly and carefully, smell of bat crap was tortured our nose
We were sucked by super massive black hole haha, toni looked like an alien from krypton planet who kept kryptomite and kryptotite for centuries then was going to protect from stranger
DAY 5 : HIKING TO HARITTE
We were smiling all day long in sunny morning with Toni Faisal, the man who sold the world hehe.
Got the small geo-thermal, this land has so many natural resources but it has bad human resources like me haha but i believe the government, they always be there but i’m a fucking liar, government asshole!!! FTG!!!
Keep the eye out for volcano! But we are super honoured by the amount of gorgeous places and we can’t wait to see it. Stay curious!
Visca barca! No no no fucking way, we were not talking about ex krassimir balakov club here as felix’s outfit. i intended to meet the palm sugar farmer honestly, so we could drink fresh palm sugar from the tree. But this was the first time for me passing this way, so i had no idea to get it. We met him coincidentally when he was boiling the fresh palm sugar in the hut. I’m sure this farmer was the first man whom shocked by us in sibualbuali circle. I bought the fresh palm sugar from him then, pouring while filtering (so many bees inside of bamboo) cup by cup. We ultimately drank but not druk hehe, good to increase your sugar blood level.
Good wife good life and that’s marriage hehe
Hmmmm late morning conversation, i bet floods swept this place few months ago. It can destroy everything
we walk this empty stream, on the river of broken dreams, where the forest is quiet and we are the only four and keep walking
Yihaaaa this is crude-oil, what??? Sorry..haha i should repeat.. yihaaaa this is hot springs. I boiled 3 duck eggs not in this photo, in another small hot springs, waiting for about 15 minutes, you got tasty well down boiled duck eggs!
The is no free lunch huh? Haha. I acted like the last samurai in haritte haha, toni stayed cool with his chubby cheek, felix and nicole spreaded their sweet moment, that’s marriage
We were going to go back, i guess this is one of the summit of mount. Sibualbuali. Someday we’ll know
DAY 6 : SIRERAK FALLS
The last day was a brand new day, look at that toni was super duper excited, we were gonna go down to the wild, to the deep forest catching the falls where only the fisher want to go there. So mr. Tanjung would guide us in this complex biodiversity.
Oh god!! Felix was too high for even our bridge, stooping under the pillar haha. God bless asian
Mr. Tanjung intentionally made rotan and root as our rope for helping us going down safely and cut some trees to be our their stick. You know, we were going down the cliff. Safety first.
Slippery when wet again, it was more difficult than lubuk saya one, once you can’t stay balanced you’re gonna slip to the downhill. Many obstacles you find here
Staring at sirerak, it was the second time for me, it was four years ago with my former friend back then. Some of them is asshole.
After two a half hour going down i can’t keep staring at you huge falls.
Let’s capture the moment! Nicole barely gave up, wanted to go back to the village, two hours going down made her thought twice keeping up the journey. But all of burdens and obstacles while she was on the way has been paid with this priceless and precious moment.
Till the day the insect dies, nature only knows
Climbed a huge rock to capture pretty view from here. Unfortunately the falls was sprinkling to my camera lens. So i got blurred photos, at least i could capture this moment in my memory hehe
a jungle knight lost his hairgrip then tied his hair with the green root hehe
after two hours going down, it’s time to hike, let’s see how much the time we spent for hiking
local farmer said to me “kodak bo hami so lalu poto nami tu jerman” capture us so our photos will be seen to germany hahaha
we were so damn thristy after two hours hiking, i even didn’t drink at all. if there is a will there is a way, If there is a problem there is solution and the solution was coconut party hell yeah, mixing with palm sugar. Life was so perfect this time. felix and nicole are a nice and humble german couple, they both easily made some jokes for us. felix always doesnt understand when he saw 3 local guys on one motorbike without helmet and motolamp haha. nicole even suggested an idea about a smart and fun game for our Fun English Club. thanks a bunch for coming here, i hope you guys could come again. so long and see you