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AMERICAN ALIEN: 2 NIGHTS IN MEDAN

Medan is a large city in North Sumatra:

 

It's population in the city: 2,046,973

 

It's population in the Metro area: 4,103,696

 

And yet we were stopped on the street, especially Kelly, multiple times because as Caucasians from America we were an incredible rarity.  This is Kelly being stopped in a museum.

 

 

This may reflect my naivety or my arrogance or both, but I never thought I could go to any city of this size anywhere in the world and not see another Caucasian American for 2 days. 

 

We had eyes on us all the time.  And as we walked around (NOTE: NEVER TAKE SIDEWALKS FOR GRANTED) I felt like an Alien and in a way, I was. Everyone was very nice and most wanted to practice their English with us as I struggled to speak Bahasa Indonesian with them. 

 

People pointed at us and giggled.  Others just gave a long stare in suspended disbelief.

 

I have never felt like this before.  It was surreal.  

 

And I had my first experience as a passenger in a "tuk-tuk" ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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