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Traditional Batak houses at a museum complex  

Traditional Batak houses at a museum complex

Many are still used. I am talking to the informal guide about ancestors.
At the epicentre of the world's largest explosion at Lake Toba, Sumatra

March 21st 2015
75,000 years ago the explosion must have caused something like a nuclear winter if not a mini ice age. It is believed to be the largest explosion on earth over the last 25 million years and deposited some 6 to 9 m of ash over parts of Asia and Africa. The world and Sumatra would have been very different then. What remains now is the largest crater lake in the world (Danau Toba) filled with a high ... 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
25th March 2015

What an amazingly exotic location, and good for you for spending time speaking English with the young ones! You piqued my interest, so I went to wiki and found that the Toba Event Explosion killed off most of the earth's people--and the ones you encountered were descended from cannibals--pretty interesting! Hope Jane's cold is better.

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