Road trip to Berastagi, part 2

Still Monday

We stayed at Sinabung Hill and Resorts. We’ve got good price from Pegi-pegi, hehe.. way cheaper than the published rate. Rate on Pegi-pegi was also the cheapest compared to rates offered by other online booking sites. The hotel is nice with great garden and pool 😍😍. The scenery from our balcony was also superb. 

View from our balcony. We got the deluxe room at second floor.

It was raining heavily when we arrived at the hotel. No wonder the fog was very thick since morning. We rested a little while waiting for the rain to calm. Had lunch in the room, prayed, and just chatted and goofed around with K.

The rain stopped at two. Yeay… We immediately went to Funland Mikie Holiday 😄😄. We definitely wanted to go there for K. Where else do you go if you’re with a toddler? Haha.

It’s a pretty large theme park with more than 35 different attractions. You have to buy the all you can play ticket for IDR 120.000/person. We had to buy three 😥 since K was already above 90 cms 😁. I thought K could get free ticket, haha.

Anyway, it was worth the price. There are lots of rides/attraction for kids with height above 90cm. K was so happy, especially when he saw dinosaurs and flew with Pterosaurus 😄. Although we arrived at noon, we were able to enjoy all the rides eligible for K. The place is closed at 6pm and we were already tired at 5pm 😅. My husband and I are not a big fan of adventurous attractions so we were not that excited to try other rides for adults, especially to ride them alone… Oh, no way!!

The ‘tall’ little guy 😍

So, Funland at Mikie Holiday was our closing of the day. K was super happy and tired, he fell asleep immediately after early dinner. 

Tuesday
Our last day!! We planned to go back in the afternoon as we wanted to pass by at my another in law’s house on our way home. So we spent the morning at the hotel, exploring the beautiful garden. 

The playing field is huuuge. I recommend the hotel for a family vacation, really. It has playgrounds with decent equipment, pool if your kids are into water, soccer field. K loved running around in here.

Morning well spent, except for the breakfast that was just okay. Don’t expect too much luxury since this is not a five star hotel. There wasn’t many choices to eat, we had fried rice with egg and sausages. 

Then we headed to the Gundaling dairy farming, only 10 minutes drive from our hotel. The farm is not very big, only 15 Ha. There are around 400 cows in here. We went there pretty early, the cows were just lining up for milking. It was interesting how they lined up neatly just by listening to classical music. As usual, K enjoyed watching cows ☺🐮🐮. He reads a lot about cows at home, so I guess the visit satisfied his curiousness. Unfortunately we couldn’t taste the products usually available in here as it was still early (the production was just about to begin) and they didn’t have any more stocks to sell 😂. 

At the Gundaling farm. Fresh air plus cows.

Off from the farm, we went up to the Gundaling hill. This is the best place to see both Mt. Sibayak and Mt. Sinabung, as well as to see the whole city of Berastagi from above. The view was extraordinary. But of course, what mattered to K was the horse. Haha.. always the horse. He asked for a horse ride one more time here.  

Horse riding with abi. The face here did not represent the happy feeling inside, though.

Almost noon, we bought lunch and went back to the hotel. We had lunch in the room, got ready, and drove back home.

Home is quite far away from Berastagi, so we stopped by my in law’s house in Lhoksukon, which is around 8 hours drive from Berastagi. We stayed over night before driving back to Banda Aceh the next morning.

Wednesday

Home sweet home 😍😍. It was nice to do the road trip, especially to have met some family members. All my husband’s family members live outside Banda Aceh, so the trip was particularly satisfying for him. We definitely would do this again.

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