Monday, December 14, 2009

Lake Toba, Samosir Island, Medan

09-12-2009 to 12-12-2009

Catching the earliest flight is indeed a good choice especially if you want to see something different like the sun rise. I like the moment shooting the sun rise with the plane in the scene.
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This is a town call Tiga Raja in Parapat. The place to transit to Samosir Island by ferry. We reached Parapat quite late that night, so we have to stay overnight in a crappy hotel call Patra Parapat before transitting to Tuk Tuk, Samosir island right middle of Lake Toba. This crappy hotel is very very expensive.
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Two little birdies.
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Wandering around the Tiga Raja- Parapat town before leaving to Island.
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I think this is call Padang food. Basically they serve you everything you can see from there and you get to pick what you want to eat and you pay for what you eat. They will put back the remain.
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Angkotan
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This is the early morning view from the crappy hotel. We wake up very early so that we can leave the hotel and proceed to our destination. Before that, we took a free breakfast which we suspect to cause us to have diarhhea for the next few days.
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View from Crappy hotel before we leave
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Going to Samosir Island

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We took this ferry to the island opposite, a town call Tuk Tuk on the Samosir Island. I think this ferry call Carolina- belong to the hotel we are staying i guess.
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Reaching the hotel. Hotel Carolina. Cheap and nice and comfortable hotel.
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Took this outside our room.
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Wake up early morning to catch the sun rise.
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An old man catching fish middle of the sea. We are having a fruits drink session after a cycling tour and we got to see some kids washing clothes and bathing by the lake.
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A group of around 5-10 kids there jumping into the lake without fear.
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Second day in Samosir. We rented the motorcycle to drive around the island.
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Buddy friends.
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Is so bright over there. Paddy field some 40 kms away from Tuk Tuk.
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We can see churches every 5-10kms away. An island full of churches.
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Kid out from the bush while we are having a paddle pop ice-cream. We got conned by the ice cream man middle of no where. 3-4 dollar for one ice cream.
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from a floated platform some 5kms away from our hotel.
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International language in Indonesia. You pay to see them. Just kidding.
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Tomok restaurant? Serving cheap, great food and babi panggang.
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The water of the lake is crystal clear.
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They doing their household chores by the lake side. Washing motorcycles, washing plates, washing clothes.
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They carry their things on top of the head.
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Some wood carving at the Rumah Batak. Local Batak house.
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Got attracted to visit the art gallery. They are having a band practice when we are there. They thought we are from Thai because we are all quite tan and got the smell of Thais.
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This is the Batak house.
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Wood carved fish table.
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Cute little kiddo.
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weird flower.
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Look at the sky. See the amount of stars you can see there.
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Back to Medan

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Took this inside an Innova when we are on the way going back to medan.
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Rota kandar from Siandar.
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Tried the Becak. Took this to airport. Happily Conned. 15k for the ride.
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Sun plaza.
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Outside of sun plaza
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