|Bob with Samosir Island in the background|
With not a lot of time available to us and wanting a little more comfort than the Sumatran public transport service can provide we were unsure of our choices. We were also on a pretty tight budget, so our options appeared quite limited.
We were given the recommendation of driver and guide, Bob Sumatra.
|Bob keeps the car locked and safe!|
We got in contact with Bob and he put together a package according to our interests. The price was very reasonable and within our budget. Due to changes in fuel costs and accommodation etc, I won't list the actual price, suffice to say there was no need to haggle.
|In the driver's seat|
Bob was waiting at the Medan airport for our arrival, even though our flight had been delayed by 1 1/2 hours. We were most impressed with
a) Bob's driving ability, which is the number 1 most important quality to look for in Sumatra!! and
b) Bob's knowledge of the places we visited.
|A wealth of knowledge at Ambarita|
Bob's vehicle is a Suzuki APV. Extremely spacious in the rear passenger seats with plenty of room behind for luggage. It is a very comfortable car in which to travel
|With his eyes on the road ahead|
|Oh what a feeling - Sumatra|
|Smiling and happy|
|Tour guide hat on again at the King's palace, Medan|
|Clean cut Bob|
|Taking us across the river|
|Bob broadens our cuisine horizons|
|Bob, still happy|
|Bob and the elephants|
By the end of our time together we had become firm friends.
|Airport farewells - 4am!!|
Bob has worked hard to set up his business on his own. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others. He is honest, reliable and a really nice guy to boot.
|Bob and his trusty car|