Travel Blogs from Samosir, Indonesia

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Lounging by the lake & smiling til our jaws ache!, Tuk Tuk, Lake Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Lounging by the lake & smiling til our jaws ache!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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We had been told great things about Lake Toba the last time we were in Sumatra, so this time around we put it on the 'must-do' list. Our first impressions of the Lake was that this was a peaceful atmospheric place where relaxation was hard to ...

Helloooo Sumatra!, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Helloooo Sumatra!

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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Indonesia is made up of thousands of islands, which makes traveling time-consuming and expensive. I had to do a ton of research on flight schedules and map out distance between islands to determine the best way and places to spend my 30 days in Indo. I ...

Tickets or no tickets?!, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Tickets or no tickets?!

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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Booked a flight to Banda Aceh today and leave tomorrow... This really is a dream come true and I absolutely can not wait. Every day that I travel I feel privileged to be able to do and see so many things but the opportunity to experience, and witness ...

Bumpy, bugger of a bus ride!, Ketambe, Indonesia travel blog

Bumpy, bugger of a bus ride!

A travel blog entry by lucy_and_matt

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... the cigarettes we had involuntarily breathed in. We weren't surprised to learn we were the only tourist here, tourism in Sumatra and Indonesia as a whole as slumped dramatically. So much has happened in recent years, such as the tsunami (or big water as ...

just chillin', Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

just chillin'

A travel blog entry by travelingurl

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So, you left us in Penang (on Batu Ferringhi- Foreigner Beach) and we couldnt be further from there now. Were staying on Samosir Island, which is about the size of Singapore, and lies in middle of Lake Toba- the biggest lake in SE Asia. The lake is in the ...

An abandoned paradise, Tuktukgaja, Indonesia travel blog

An abandoned paradise

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... in a ship due to the whole front of the house opening up onto the lake. We rented motorbikes one day to explore the rest of Samosir. We followed the road around the edge of the island struggling to keep an eye on the road with lake views to one side and ...

A little bit of Paradise, Samosir Island, Indonesia travel blog

A little bit of Paradise

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... , is lovely.  For only $20 we have a big room, western toilet, shower and bath (first bath I've seen in Indonesia), hot water and a balcony overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains. We walked around Tuk Tuk before hiring a motorbike, (yes, I ...

You better get yourself on chicken-bus mode, Siborongborong, Indonesia travel blog

You better get yourself on chicken-bus mode

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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In Aur Kuning, I waited for 10 hours. Desperation was long gone and had been replaced by helplessness a couple of hours before a small bus, which was NOT the bus I had paid for (I wanted economy, this was super, rock-bottom-saving economy), approached ...

Lake times, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Lake times

A travel blog entry by sitwed

... what i have been up whilst you lot have been having a wonderful time doing whatever it is you are up to. Spent a few nights on Samosir island in the middle of Lake Toba, the lake was formed when a volcano went boom about 80,000 yrs back, then the island ...

Getting through the center of aceh is a ..., Through the center of Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Getting through the center of aceh is a ...

A travel blog entry by ryanonthebeach

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Getting through the center of Aceh is a mission, what could have been done in a day has taken me three partly because I got the buss times all screwed up and because the roads get washed away. Sitting on the top of the mini bus through the highlands of ...

Into Indonesia, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Into Indonesia

A travel blog entry by benandlindsey

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... idea of where to go next; a quick flip through the SE Asia Lonely Planet highlighted the natural wonders of Indonesia’s largest island, Sumatra: primary rainforest, big, hairy primates, active volcanoes, prodigious waterfalls, deep blue (and clean) ...

to Lake Toba, Tuk Tuk, Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

to Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by carson_nicki

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... to snorkel as well. Ready for some ocean time! By the way, if anyone reading this is thinking about traveling to Indonesia, I would highly reccommend it. Its gorgeous, the people are really friendly, so many different cultures. We've only been in ...

Arriving in Nias, Nias, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

Arriving in Nias

A travel blog entry by carson_nicki

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As soon as we arrived in Nias I was drawn to the amazing world class right wave (Sorake, Nias). I had never seen a wave that breaks like this one. I quickly arraged a a board rental from Sitay, a Nias local I had met in Padang. It cost 30,000 rupias a ...

Ollie Cannoli, Tuktukgaja, Indonesia travel blog

Ollie Cannoli

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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Getting here from Parapat was easy and relaxing. No one tried to rip me off, I knew where I was and I knew where I was going...most importantly, I knew HOW I was getting there: by ferry. My still resentful body was pleased during the sweet slow ride with ...

Aug 02, 2009, Tuktukgaja, Indonesia travel blog

Aug 02, 2009

A travel blog entry by germain

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Sober in Lake Toba, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Sober in Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by butterfills

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... Yogyakarta and Medan.  What we didn’t realise, however, was that our visit coincided with a public holiday in Indonesia, Independence Day, which is probably the busiest weekend in Lake Toba for visitors.  On our second day, the ...

Toba! Toba!, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Toba! Toba!

A travel blog entry by euniceandbyoung

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... 9 hours to drive the circumfrence of it... that's how big the eruption was... it's crazy how many natural disasters indonesia has gone through... tsunamis after tsunamis, volcanoes (active ones) up and down its coasts and down this archipelago, multiple ...

Do Not Miss  Lake Toba, Lake Toba Indonesia, Indonesia travel blog

Do Not Miss Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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... we passed villages and small towns all looking as poor as Medan, there is a huge difference here between the economics of Indonesia and its neighbour Malaysia.. We gradually climbed in altitude although, it didn't seem as high as we expected,,,we were ...

Exploring the Batak, Samosir Island, Indonesia travel blog

Exploring the Batak

A travel blog entry by linzstoker

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I'm so excited to post these photos.  This place is so incredible! Lake Toba is home of the Batak people.  They are descendants of an ancient neolithic people who inhabited the highland terrain of Burma and Thailand.  Thousands of years ...

Brief but Pretty Views amid Rainy Days, Samosir Island, Indonesia travel blog

Brief but Pretty Views amid Rainy Days

A travel blog entry by linzstoker

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    I just wanted to add some photos from further explorations around Samosir Island over the last few days.  We typically get out for a few hours during the day, but by early afternoon, storm clouds start gathering over the mountains, ...

Recovery on Lake Toba, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Recovery on Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness

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... completely full, we came to a rest point which happened to be our first sighting of Lake Toba and the location of Indonesia’s tallest waterfall called Spisopiso. Located on the North of Lake Toba, Spisopiso Waterfall cascades out of the cliff of ...

On our way to Banda Ache, Lake Toba Indonesia, Indonesia travel blog

On our way to Banda Ache

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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Leaving Tuk Tuk, Bands Ache here we come. We were going to go by road from Lake Toba to Banda Ache, this would have taken at least 12 hours and the route would have passed through the recent earth quake zone. We thought that we didn't really want to ...

Lesoy! (cheers in Batak Toba), Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Lesoy! (cheers in Batak Toba)

A travel blog entry by rachandstu

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... ferry to Samosir Island and so ended up spending a night in Parapat (on the mainland). The next day, we were taken to Samosir Cottages - a small resort in the town of Tuk-Tuk. Our room was very posh (lakeside balcony, private bathroom and hot shower) ...

Valilla nainkin..., tuktuk, Indonesia travel blog

Valilla nainkin...

A travel blog entry by arskamaailmalla

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Hyvää huomenta rakkaat pallopäät! Eilisestä ei ole oikeastaan mitään mielenkiintosta tai ainakaan todella hyvää kerrottavaa. Todella yllättävää että saan taas sanoa näin, mutta meikäläisen terveydessä oli/on taas kerran jotain vikana. ...

TOIMII!!!, tuktuk, Indonesia travel blog

TOIMII!!!

A travel blog entry by arskamaailmalla

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Iltaa kaikki hapannaamat! Tassa vaiheessa pahoittelen suomi-aakkosten puuttumista, nyt kirjottelen paikallisella tietokoneella niin ei ole kaikkia kivoja nappeja nappiksessa. Olemme saapuneet Lake Toballa ja fiilis on aikas mahtava. Lahetaas iha heti ...

Total idioottimode, tuktuk, Indonesia travel blog

Total idioottimode

A travel blog entry by arskamaailmalla

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Selamat pagi(hyvää huomenta) äitienne lapset! Tobajärvellä elämä maistuu vähä liiankin lepposalta. Aivot on niin narikassa täälä autuuden portilla, että normaalien matematiikkatoimenpiteiden tekemine on välillä lähes mahdotonta. Täälä ...

Motorcylcling Around Lake Toba, Lake Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Motorcylcling Around Lake Toba

A travel blog entry by carson_nicki

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At the moment, I am in Indonesia staying at the Libertia Guest House (It costs $3 a night). Tomorow, we are heading to the Mentawai Islands to surf/snorkel for 3 weeks, Yesterday me and nicki and our 2 german friends Marc and Liana, rented motorcylcles ...

Valipaiva, tuktuk, Indonesia travel blog

Valipaiva

A travel blog entry by arskamaailmalla

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... ja parhaimpana vedetaa Apulannan Mato vaha omin sanoin ja versioin, saa naha mita ihmiset tykkaa ku tulee Suomi-Indonesia-Mato. RokRok! Eilen oli muutenki iha ihme sekoiluilta Roys Pubissa. Paikalla ei ollut meidan lisaksi kun kymmenkunta lankkaria ja ...

Birthday Party, Sorake Beach, Nias, Indonesia travel blog

Birthday Party

A travel blog entry by carson_nicki

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Nicki made my 28th birthday the best one I can remember. From the morning to the surprize gifts, to a nice walk on the beachwith a mild surf session at Lagundri bay. Then for dinner she linned up a sweet BBQ Chicken. She had a delicious chocolate cake ...

Danau Toba, Samosir, Indonesia travel blog

Danau Toba

A travel blog entry by laurmess

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... 3 nights 2 whole days there, and they were as lazy as our days on Weh- eating, swimming, sleeping, playing cards and reading. Samosir used to be a big hot spot for full moon parties and raucous backpackers, but now it is all but deserted (I think Thailand ...

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