Thursday, February 23, 2017

CRUISING ON THE LEGENDARY LAKE TOBA


31st JANUARY 2017 ~ When I was younger, in the 80's, one's greatest achievement could be their ability to travel to Medan and Lake Toba. Lake Toba would be THE must-visit place at that time, when not everyone could fly. I was finally cruising on the legendary lake many, many years later and I still considered it as an achievement for myself.


We were taking the boat cruise on the lake at about 9:00 a.m. to get to the island in the middle of it, called Samosir Island.




Here are some interesting facts about Lake Toba from Wikipedia:
  • Lake Toba is actually a large volume of water filling in a supervolcano caldera (crater) after a very huge explosion when the content (the hot magma) had been emptied.
  • It is the largest volcanic lake in the world.
  • It is 100km long, 30km wide and 500m deep.






























We were a bit unlucky as the sky that morning was cloudy and the surroundings were foggy. I bet the photos would turn up more beautiful if there was sunshine and blue sky. However, the air was cool and pure, and this would be the place to live healthily without any pollution.











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