2016
06.01
BANDA ACEH HOTEL 61

BANDA ACEH HOTEL 61

SYNOPSIS:  Arrival in Banda Aceh.  The not so pleasant surprises at Hotel 61.

Between lush green fields and palm trees, against the backdrop of a volcano, our plane touched down in the middle of seemingly nowhere.  But we had landed at Banda Aceh, the capital of the Aceh province, a semi-autonomous region of Indonesia, located at the very tip of Sumatra, quite the opposite of nowhere.  As we rolled towards the terminal I thought the pilot had gotten mixed up as two majestic green and yellow domes appeared, more the sign of a major mosque than an airport.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY