Take the 14-hr. flight from Newark, NJ direct to Singapore. Take another 3hr flight to Jakarta. Change planes to fly another couple hours to Medan, capital of North Sumatra. Then one more flight to Banda Aceh. YEAH! 35hrs later...you arrive!
The Electronic Daughter January 23rd 2006 I've been feeling the distance lately. Not only am I twelve time zones apart from home, I am apparently living in a black hole. The phone network has become unbelievably more unreliable lately, so much so, that my work has installed CB radios in all our houses and cars for emergencies. In addition, as I discovered when trying to book a flight to Vietnam, it takes two days to get anywhere from ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Banda Aceh The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more