L is for Lake, Language, Laughter, Love, Loss, Long . . . September 24th 2010 The plane flies over islands outlined in turquoise rings and coasts over rolling, dark green hills into Medan City. Purchasing the $25 visa and clearing immigration takes longer than the hour-long flight.
I try learning basic Bahasa Indonesia without success. It's a little intimidating walking around the small, dingy airport without a clue of the local language. There are no obvious touri ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lake Toba 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