Suppose is a 2 days trip, however things doesn’t always happen as per planned.
8 of us departing from Sg to Medan, initial plan is to attend meeting in Medan then depart to Kuala Tanjung to over night there. Next day, meeting at Kuala Tanjung and taking evening flight back to Sg.
We touched down Medan new airport around 7.40am, about 1 hour journey from airport to our office. Shall skip the details on the work, around 4 plus, me and colleagues with the other 2 colleagues from another department taking the car drive to Kuala Tanjung. It’s about 3 hours drive and the road is quite bumpy. Pop the anti motion sickness, then sleep all the way till reach the guest house.
Ayam penyet lunch, Yummy!.
The guest house is quite simple, not that bad than our expectation. They prepared dinner for us, but all the food is spicy. Sharing the room with my colleagues cuz they only prepare 3 rooms for 4 of us. And our room’s heater is not working, had a super quick cold bath before resting for the night.
Next day, after work, we head back to guest room to pack our luggage around 3pm. Just when we are about to set off, my colleagues received sms from Silk Air, indicating our flight is cancelled. I quickly check my phone, same sms is received. Oh my god, how does this happen? No explaination on the details, just indicate we got to rebook for next flight. We decide to go back to office to check online and also called back to Sg office and Silk Air. The flight cancelled is actually due to volcano eruption.
Thereafter we set off to Medan and staying 1 night at JW Marriott. Colleagues brought us to Sun Plaza for dinner near the hotel we stayed and we went to the hotel lounge relax before rest for the day. Next day morning, hotel helped us to pack our breakfast as we are taking morning flight. Medan traffic could be quite bad, thus we are travelling quite early.
After we check-in for departure, we also submitted our details and receipt for claims of the flight cancelled. I guess that would take sometimes for processing. Not sure whether they will reimburse all or how. I guess I’m not used to travelling in car for long hours and uneven road, doesn’t really feel well after came back. Probably I should buy the travel insurance if I were to travel again.