The Fitness Center of JW Marriott has a lap infinity pool, kiddie pool, gym, table tennis, lockers, indoor whirlpool, sauna, steam room, showers and spa. Just wanna share with you the lovely pics I took one afternoon lounging by the pool. I got up quite late already, almost 5 pm so it was too cold for me to swim. But I had a great time reading a book on a lounge chair!Read More
The best thing about our trip to Medan was the hotel. Most people were surprised to hear that I was going to Medan, and even more surprised to find out that I really enjoyed it. It was mostly pork-tourism for us (happy tummies = happy DiploWife and TD!) and enjoying the hotel. Whenever I go with TD on his business trips, I just look forward to some R&R since staying home is usually very busy for me (So many projects constantly piling up on me). I loved my stay at JW Marriott and you’ll see why when you see the design of the room – simple lines with functional in mind.Read More
There are many Chinese living in Medan so there is an abundance of warungs that serve pork. Unfortunately Jade Restaurant doesn’t serve pork so we asked Sharon Lee the Jade restaurant manager for where we could find good pork. And she was so helpful to us. She recommended us to her favorite warung, 31.
When we arrived in Marriott Medan, I was immediately intrigued by Jade Restaurant, the hotel’s Chinese Restaurant because of it’s impressive intricate exterior. I took a peek inside and fell in love with the even more impressive lighting fixture. Then when I saw the sign for eat-all-you-can dimsum lunch promo (except for weekends & holidays), I knew it was a sign. I had to try it out! Pictures after the jump!
Wasn’t day 1 in Medan eventful? The JW Marriott Medan’s complimentary buffet breakfast is usually served at the MARRIOTT CAFE in the ground floor. On Day 2 of our trip we had our first breakfast there and also a quick light lunch after our intense table tennis (ping-pong) session. The verdict and pictures of the food and interiors after the jump.Read More
One thing we’ve learned from all our travels within Indonesia is never to judge a restaurant by it’s physical appearance. The best things can be had at the most unexpected (or even dodgiest looking) places. Read about the most unforgettable gastronomic experience we had in Medan at My Cafe Restaurant with the help of Ibu Rita’s street stall of Babi Merah (Pork Char Siew). Yes we ate at a street stall and we didn’t get a bad tummy, which is much more than we can say about Hotel Mulia Catering services, which always gives TD a bad tummy.Read More
After visiting the strange-looking Catholic Church we wanted to visit 2 other famous landmarks of Medan: the Istana Maimun and the Masjid Raya. Unfortunately the istana (palace) was closed already, so we were only able to see the Masjid Raya or Great Mosque. Pictures of the beautiful mosque after the jump.Read More
The first day of our trip to medan was jam-packed. We wanted to see and eat as many things as possible! The group decided to check out the Catholic Church first. The Filipinos in the group explained to the other nationalities that usually this is important to Filipinos to visit the church of a new place. We also have an interesting tradition of praying the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be three times each and making a wish. Pictures after the jump. You wont believe it’s a Catholic Church!Read More
Our fligh was 545 am and we arrived in Medan after 2 hours. There is no time difference between Jakarta and Medan (the archipelago of Indonesia is so vast that it’s 17,000 islands are scattered across 4 different time zones).Read More
TD asked me if If I wanna go with him to Medan. So I did a little research to find out if it was worth going to and I’m sharing it with you.Read More