6 Mar 2009

Medan and Lake Toba (2)

Samosir Island, in the middle of Lake Toba. All the land that you can see is actually parts of the large island. You cannot see the opposite coast of Lake Toba.

Our first glimpse of Lake Toba as we came down the mountain side. In the distance is Samosir Island.

Lake Toba is simply awesome in its beauty. Its vast silvery waters is as smooth as silk, with hardly a ripple. As we sailed across to Samosir Island, I looked across at the tall mountain sides. At a glance they looked almost like fiords. In fact some parts of the lake looked very European, especially when here and there we could see a glimpse of a church steeple among the green.

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