This Week in Photos
Lake Toba at twilight, the view from our waterfront cottage.
The flies here grow to the size of small rodents.
It’s difficult to tell by looking at the photo – and my trigger finger was a moment too late to catch it – but this woman is holding her mobile phone upside-down.
Scenes from the Saturday market.
A row of souvenir shops — most of them vacant — dubbed by us “the lane of death” for the pressure sales tactics employed by its desperate shopkeepers. No fewer than twenty shops still hold out, competing for an ever-shrinking pool of browsers. We were told that it’s not unusual for entire weeks to pass without a foreigner stopping to shop.
We’ve been converted to the cult of the biker. $6/day hires you a Honda Supra and one tank of petrol to use as you wish…
…we explored. More photos another day, maybe.
Will in Professor Challenger mode.
The view from atop Samosir, our village of Tuk-Tuk receding into the background haze.
Will with Poppy, the owner of our favourite restaurant in Tuk Tuk. His curry fish and banana pancakes are highlights.
Lake fish barbecueing in banana leaves. “For medicine,” Poppy says. We don’t challenge him.