Tag Archives: Lake Toba

Samosir 1

My first visit to Sumatra, and my first ‘solo’ travelling for a couple of years. Friday 15th September 1989 Tuk Tuk Timbul I moved here from Smiley’s for the promise of electricity, and I’d like to stay here for quite … Continue reading

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Samosir 2

Tuk Tuk Timbul Monday 18.9.89. 9am This is a place to be disciplined in. One needs to plan how to do nothing – out of bed. I’ve just sat for half an hour unpeeling my nose whilst contemplating my first … Continue reading

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Samosir 3

Tuk Tuk Timbul Saturday 23.9.89 My last full day on Samosir. I’ve wound down and made some magic (mushroomed) encounters with people and food, with the ever changing view from my balcony a constant. Clouds, rain and ripples. And the … Continue reading

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Samosir 4

Tuk Tuk Timbul. Sunday 24.9.89 Memories 1 Children It seemed that every time I journeyed on a public road, as opposed to a foot track, on bike, motorbike or on foot, I would encounter large groups of children on their … Continue reading

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