Photo Essay

Samosir Island, Lake Toba

Enroute to Samosir

The people of Samosir island welcome the traveler with warm and friendly invitations. The hospitality is overwhelming, shattering the folklore of the regions reputation for harboring some of the fiercest people in past centuries. A history of brutal tribal battles, cannibalism, black magic and animism have all been replaced with Christianity, coffee shops and a challenging game of chess. Legends and myths are revived for entertaining the wandering tourist that enters this isolated community.

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