We only stayed on Samosir island for two days as our funds would not stretch to more. We spent our time here biking around the stunning island enjoying a multitude of fine views like this one from Tuk Tuk.
Danau Toba and the Banyak Archipelago March 7th 2011 This blog is going to be a little different. I am going to seriously reign in the word count and allow the pictures to speak for themselves. We are reaching the end of this particular trip and, due to the imbecility of our bank (detailed hereThings don't go as planned in the land of the buffalo cult.), have all but entirely run out of funds. Planned adventures have had to be abandoned due to their ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Pulau Banyak 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