A stopover at Sipiso-piso waterfall
Jan23

A stopover at Sipiso-piso waterfall

Sipiso-piso waterfall is located just in the north of Lake Toba of North Sumatra – Indonesia, and it’s the highest waterfall in Indonesia. My friend, Khai, has the best word to describe this waterfall … ‘Plunge’. Yes the water is just plunge out from the hill as like somebody is forgot to close the tap My friends and I visited this waterfall after a long road trip from Parapat. It’s actually only...

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A taxi ride at Lake Toba
Jan15

A taxi ride at Lake Toba

A taxi ride at Lake Toba is not using an ordinary taxi just like in the cities. It uses a special taxi – a double decker taxi, and the lane is on water … And it looks like this photo below: Every time you want to cross the lake to Samosir Island from Parapat in Nort Sumatra, Indonesia; you either can use this boat taxi, or my friend, Dewi, said  you can use car, but you need to go quite far to a part on the mainland that...

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Lekjon cottages beside the lek Toba
Jan10

Lekjon cottages beside the lek Toba

When we decided to choose the place that we’re going to stay in Samosir Island, we knew that the view is going to be awesome as we’re staying beside the lake. I think most of the accommodation will be beside Lake Toba. Actually to stay beside the lake, there are two choices … To stay on the island (Samosir Island) or on the main land. If in Samosir Island, the area is called Tuk-tuk (not that Tuk-tuk ride in Thailand...

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6 places to visit in Samosir Island!
Jan05

6 places to visit in Samosir Island!

What will you do if you only have one day to explore Samosir island in North Sumatra, Indonesia?  Well yes, you can’t cover a lot of thing, but I think six places are much better than nothing, right?! 1. Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo to watch Batak traditional performance, including the Sigale-gale (a puppet made from wood) dance 2. White sand beach in Parbaba village A white sand on the lake side? Haha yes there is. It’s on...

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[ Photo Essay ] Road trip in Samosir
Jan03

[ Photo Essay ] Road trip in Samosir

I’ve never thought that Samosir Island would be that big! It’s an island that is bigger than Gili Trawangan. It’s much much bigger than any of the Gilis that I have been with different landscape and uniqueness. Samosir Island is a volcanic island that is located in Lake Toba, so it’s actually an island inside an island (Sumatra island). Lake Toba itself is a caldera as a result of a massive explosion that...

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