zig zagging across sumatra April 20th 2007 From Aceh, I decided that my next stop in Sumatra would be Danau Toba (lake Toba). It took a solid night and day to finally get there, but when I arrived it was calm and welcoming. Toba sits at a high elevation, so the days and nights are not humid or have the oven-like temperatures of the Sumatran coastline. My first thought of Toba was ghost town. 99% of the accommodations in the Toba area are ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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