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    Riding an elephant

    by egonwegh Updated Jun 7, 2006

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    Jennie rode on the back of this elephant! Not my cup of tea! From what I'm told, the tour included some very steep climbs and descents and at some places the elephants even had to clear the path by pulling out young trees that stood in their way.

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    Lake Toba

    by Mangunsong Written Oct 15, 2004

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    Danau Toba is the largest lake in all of Southeast Asia. The giant lake sits at an altitude of 800 meters, and is 100 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide. The lake is situated in the caldera of the huge Toba volcano which erupted approximately 75,000 years ago. The eruption of Toba was one of the most massive eruptions ever on Earth. Many scientists believe that this eruption triggered the last ice age. The eruption probably lasted two weeks until finally the volcano collapsed and formed the caldera which is now Danau Toba. The bottom of the volcano rose and formed the island of Samosir which is beautifully situated in the middle of the blue waters of Toba.

    Danau Toba, or Lake Toba, is a must see of Sumatra. We enjoyed our scenic bus ride from Bukit Lawang, but nothing prepared us for our first view of the beautiful Danau Toba. It was absolutely breathtaking. Bus stopped in the town of Parapat and you have to take a ferry to Pulau Samosir, or Samosir Island.

    This area is the home-town of the Batak people. The Bataks are descendants of the 'Old Malay' race who are isolated in the highlands and therefore defended their traditional culture by forming a clan, where there are Bataks Kings and head of clans.

    Their houses, tombs and villages are preserved for centuries according to their custom, in spite of the western influence brought by the Christian Missionaries. The center of Batak culture is the Samosir island which lies in the midle of Lake Toba. Their traditional dwellings are elevated houses made of hard wood. Entrance into the house is through a door flaps up and down instead of sideways; the walls are decorated and roof is made of sugar palm fibres, On top of the sharp roof is a carabao's pair of horns, The Bataks are well-known for their songs, music and traditional customer.

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    PEMATANG SIANTAR

    by meiyergani Updated Aug 28, 2007

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    As the capital city of Simalungun District, Pematang Siantar is a large agricultural area which located four hundred metres above sealevel, this is why Siantar is cooler than Medan.

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    TEBING TINGGI

    by meiyergani Updated Aug 28, 2007

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    TEBING TINGGI is a small town I was visited at a glance when I was travel from Medan to Parapat.

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    Toba Lake

    by adorablecumi Written Aug 2, 2007

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    Toba lake is the biggest lake in Indonesia, located in North Tapanuli with an island in the middle of the lake named Samosir Island. The main town is Parapat.

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    DELI SERDANG a District South of MEDAN

    by meiyergani Updated Jul 17, 2007

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    The land trip from Medan to Prapat is through a small town DELI SERDANG, a District at the Southern border line of MEDAN

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    Medan seen from a fly flight

    by meiyergani Written Jun 15, 2007

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    In a good weather when one in an air trip, Medan seen as a beautiful landscape from above, the line of housing, the green field, the golf course and a winding river path were very nice scenery

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    Dancing with local dance group

    by egonwegh Updated Jun 7, 2006

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    First we attended a dance performance by a local dance group. Afterwards we were invited to join them!

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