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The island and lake

Adventures in North Sumatra

March 22nd 2011
I spent my first day on Lake Toba wandering around, doing washing, enjoying fresh air and flopping about. The ferry takes you to Tuk tuk, the ‘tourist village’ where all the accommodation is. It feels like it might be the deserted version of Kuta only in lake Toba. The next day I caught a public bus to Pangururan on the other side of the island and walked to the hot springs. As I was walking t ... read more
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