30TH JANUARY 2017 ~ Before we pushed off to Lake Toba, we managed to visit the morning market near the hotel at Jalan Setia Budi. I always find it informative and entertaining to visit a local market where I can mingle with the community. At the same time, I could see whether there is anything that I could buy to bring back home.
|spot the cats|
It was another typical morning market where people came to get their daily stock of fish, vegetables and fruits. There was nothing peculiar here, like what I had seen in Indochina. It had probably rained the night before as the road was slightly wet and muddy.
|I bought two blocks of the squarish "tempe" home|
|local "kuih" (sweet cakes) for breakfast|
|this was before going back on the last day|
I managed to get original Indonesian "tempe" (fermented soy cake), snake skin fruits ("buah salak") and raw "belinjau" crackers from the market before leaving Medan on the last day.