Travel Blogs from Parapat, Indonesia

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Beautiful Danau Toba, Danau Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Beautiful Danau Toba

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... out of Java before Idul Fitri (the festival which marks the end of Ramadan and which causes chaos to descend throughout Indonesia as families make their way home for the celebrations) we quite possibly could have spend much, much longer here. ...

Batak Land, Tuktuk Sonak, Indonesia travel blog

Batak Land

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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We had experienced the Karo Batak culture in Berastiga and now on the volcanic 'island' of Samosir we were set to see the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in Toba Batak culture. Samosir used to be connected to the surrounding lake wall by a ...

A Week on Danau Toba, Toba, Indonesia travel blog

A Week on Danau Toba

A travel blog entry by dane

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Danau Toba is the largest crater lake in the world. It's actually what first got me interested in going to Sumatra, so I was pretty excited to finally see it. Looking back on the photos, it is beautiful. But at the time, it didn’t quite live up to ...

off to toba, Danau toba, Indonesia travel blog

off to toba

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Toba is a beautiful lake, and the village of tuk tuk is basically tons and tons of empty guest houses ligning the side of the lake, all desperate for your business. All this means is very very cheap rooms and great value for money. The water in the lake ...

Beaches and Circumcisions, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Beaches and Circumcisions

A travel blog entry by vanessaanddan

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... on the island in the middle of the lake but the next ferry wasn't until 5.45pm and it is an hours journey and being Indonesia in reality that probably means 6.45pm so as we had no accommodation booked we decided to stay on the mainland tonight and go to ...

The Largest Volcanic Lake.....in The World, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

The Largest Volcanic Lake.....in The World

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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... . We didn't feel any earthquakes or hear any rumbles but there is still a large amount of volcanic activity going on beneath Indonesia. They were too hot for us to get into but looked pretty impressive.....all the rocks covered with a green algae making ...

Active volcano...yes please, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Active volcano...yes please

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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6am up AGAIN...not complaining when its to climb an active volcano though!! Plastic bags on my feet, odd socks on top of them, wet trainers and a sesame street teesh later and I'm ready!! Looking hot if I do say so myself too!!ha ha!! Our private car ...

An Early Rise To Begin The Day, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

An Early Rise To Begin The Day

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... hall was filled with Malaysians and all the rooms in the resort were full. I guess most Malaysians must be running to Indonesia for their holidays. Mostly following large tour groups, typically in the size of 20 to 30 people per group. The breakfast menu ...

Chances are....unpredictable., Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Chances are....unpredictable.

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

I made it! Don't know how, but I made it to Parapat. Taking the ferry to Tuk Tuk tomorrow. ...

toubis birthday und 14h busfahrt uf Parapat, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

toubis birthday und 14h busfahrt uf Parapat

A travel blog entry by toubi-anscha

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... busfahrt mit zig mal umstige simer in parapat acho. uf tuk tuk hets keis boot meh geh, drum hemer no e nacht muesse in parapat uebrnachte. vor eusem hostel isch am noexte morge en maert xi und mir hend dem rege tribe zuegluegt. scho gli hemer eus ...

Swim, Eat, Sleep... Repeat!, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Swim, Eat, Sleep... Repeat!

A travel blog entry by gemandlloyd

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We had a really amazing time in Bukit Lawang, great guys at our place and got very lucky seeing so many Orangutans on our trek. Now time for something different yet again, some downtime at Lake Toba the largest volcanic lake in the world! Excellent. We ...

Lake Toba., Danau Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Lake Toba.

A travel blog entry by oandm

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Todo azul. Everything blue., Ambarita, Indonesia travel blog

Todo azul. Everything blue.

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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** A short story to fly, while listening to whatever your heart desires** The first thing I felt was cold. Cold in my arms and a feeling of drunkenness, of my mind wanting to fly away but still being anchored to the conversation around me. The ...

Lake Toba: The largest volcanic lake in the world, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Lake Toba: The largest volcanic lake in the world

A travel blog entry by ardhan

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Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. At 100 km long and 30 km wide, measuring 505 m at its deepest point, it is situated in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Surrounded by tall mountains, it cradles the ...

view from Parapat, Parapat, North Sumatera, Indonesia travel blog

view from Parapat

A travel blog entry by verasblog

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gosh.... what a beautiful view. Just stand on the edge of Parapat, you can see this view... toba ...

The Hippie Trail continues..., lake toba, Indonesia travel blog

The Hippie Trail continues...

A travel blog entry by hjalmar

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... gå med, og etter to hele dager fant jeg ut at det var på tide å forlate stedet. I og med at flyet mitt ut av Indonesia gikk fra Medan dagen etter, hadde jeg ingen andre valg heller. Helen og Jessica fant ingen grunn nok til å bli værende de heller, ...

Beautiful Lake Toba, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

Beautiful Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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... to identify a number of several ethnic groups of north Sumatra. If you want to know more...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batak_(Indonesia) There are tale around the islands saying that Batak used to be cannibals!! Scary! ;) Anyways... I share a Batak ...

Easy living, Lake Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Easy living

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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The Largest Volcanic Lake in the World, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

The Largest Volcanic Lake in the World

A travel blog entry by kimthevagabond

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After a miserable 12 hours on two different vans, we found ourselves on a ferry on a huge and beautiful lake, heading towards an island the size of Singapore. Occupying over 1,000 square miles, Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. The ...

Cannibals and fumaroles, Tuk-Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

Cannibals and fumaroles

A travel blog entry by nickpalfreyman

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... to Yogyakarta, and Tom flew home. The old line about needing a holiday to get over the holiday felt very apt after such an action-packed few days, but our exciting expedition has given me yet another perspective on Indonesia, and a horde of good ...

Lake Toba & The Great Motorbike Adventure, Lake Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Lake Toba & The Great Motorbike Adventure

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... was once a very popular stop on the banana pancake trail (The quality of which are a testament to this) However with Indonesia and Sumatra in particulars slump in foreign interest it has declined in recent years which is a shame as it is a real ...

lake toba, tuktuk, Indonesia travel blog

lake toba

A travel blog entry by toubi-anscha

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de kampf um chunde het scho am hafe in parapat agfange. "hello my friend, where do you stay in tuk tuk?" doch zum glueck het de till fuer di iheimische nach meh geld usgseh als mir, sodass sie eus mehrheitlich in rueh glah hend. eusi ruckseck ...

Dzien 6 Lake Toba, Prapat, Indonesia travel blog

Dzien 6 Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by yaco

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... 6 Lake Toba 16.06.2009 Wstajemy przed siodma. Pakujemy rzeczy. Spotykamy Antka na sniadaniu. Jem smazony makaron, w bahasa indonesia nazywa sie mia goreng. Spicy. Zakonczylem sniadanie niezlym kawalkiem chili i sie poplakalem :) Antek zdradzil mi swoj ...

Awesome place, shame about the weather!, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

Awesome place, shame about the weather!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... (half an hour, 4,000 INR); then a bigger minibus from there to Pematangsiantar (3 hours, 25,000 INR); then a shared taxi from there to Parapat (1 hour, 20,000 INR); and then lastly a boat (half an hour, 10,000 INR) from there to Tuk Tuk on Samosir Island, ...

Samosir Island...The Land Of The Batak People, Tomok, Indonesia travel blog

Samosir Island...The Land Of The Batak People

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... at 12.30. Hence we spent some time with a local at her store until the time came for us to board the ferry back to Parapat. Finally at 1.30 pm, the ferry reached the town of Parapat. On the whole, it was a great experience visiting this island.  ...

Chilling out on Lake Toba, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

Chilling out on Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by paul_karen

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... worked and they stopped laughing, shifting their attentions to the girls in the front seat.  6 hours later we made it to Parapat harbour, and were lucky enough to make the last boat crossing the lake. We stopped outside Tuk-Tuk but the lovely guest ...

Road worthy of a Dakar Rally, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Road worthy of a Dakar Rally

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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We had one of the worst trips of our lives when we left Bukittinggi for Parapat.  We have been on some dreadful roads in our time but I think we now have outdone those we considered the worst! We were travelling in a coach bus, air-conditioned to be ...

Zurueck ins Chaos / Back to chaos, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Zurueck ins Chaos / Back to chaos

A travel blog entry by pajas

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... . Erstaunlicherweise zeigt die Gegend eine Landschaft die eher an Kanada erinnert... XXXXX Marco and me expected "indian conditions" in Indonesia. In fact the road to Tebingtinggi had shown clear India- conditions but afterwards the road lead to a ...

Bidding Farewell To Parapat, Parapat, Indonesia travel blog

Bidding Farewell To Parapat

A travel blog entry by venoth

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Time flies so fast at it is already my third day here in Indonesia. Due to the long journey, we headed early for breakfast at 7.15 am. The breakfast choice was much better today with more variety. Some of the items were Fried Noodles, Fried Rice and Soto ...

Dzien 7 Lake Toba, Prapat, Indonesia travel blog

Dzien 7 Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by yaco

Dzisiejszy dzien poswiecamy na zapoznanie sie z wyspa Samosir. Po sniadaniu wyruszamy na polnoc zobaczyc wioske Batakow Simanindo oraz specjalnie dla turystow przygotowany Batak dance. W tancu uczestnicza przebrani Batakowie oraz bawol. Tancza przy ...

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