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The main cultural group of Danau Toba are the Bataks. Most, like this gentleman, still live in small villages of traditional houses such as these.  
   

The main cultural group of Danau Toba are the Bataks. Most, like this gentleman, still live in small villages of traditional houses such as these.

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
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Indonesian Flag 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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