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Lake Toba: Inferno and Paradiso

May 21st 2017
Samosir, Sumatra, Indonesia Wednesday, April 10, 2013 I decided to visit Lake Toba after reading about it in Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. I’d climbed Tambora (most devastating eruption in human history) and sailed to Krakatau (biggest bang ever); the final piece now, in my Indonesian volcano jigsaw, was Toba. For several years I put off going there, but the ... 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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