Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world and the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia. As I mentioned in the previous post, we drove to Parapat and then took the ferry to Samosir island which is right in the middle of the lake. Lake Toba apparently used to be the place to go to (like a full moon rager in Thailand) but tourism has definitely taken a nose dive and it was extremely quiet. But amazing! I don't know if I've ever been somewhere so relaxing and chill. The lake was beautiful (more of that in the next post) and the food was ah-mazing. And we stayed got a little room right on the lake for $8.50*!
We rented a scooter one day and went a bit more inland. We didn't make it up to the hot springs but still got to poke around a bit. The Batak people of the area are quite well know for their weaving so we hunted around until we found a beautiful blanket to take back with us. Apparently it is fifty years old and used to be used to carry around babies. :) We got it dry cleaned once we came home and I couldn't be happier with it! I think it's my favourite thing we've bought from our travels. (Here's a picture of it!)
*Romlan's Guesthouse. I highly recommend it!