Pakpahan, Sumatra, IndonesiaFebruary 12, 2020 in Indonesia ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C
After we crossed Samosir island today, we still had some daylight left over. So we decided to drive along the Samosir shore to Pakpahan.
It is a stunning route - one serpentine after the other and the road is newly paved. First you drive up from the shore to the mountain crest ⛰ and then along the crest. So when you go east, you have the lake on your left side and the rice terraces on your right. From time to time you pass small villages and farms. There are some restaurants and coffees along the road, some of them are build at nice view points. So you can enjoy a drink while gazing into this huge crater lake.
As usual here, everybody greets you, when you drive by - so you never feel separated.
If you ever come to Sumatra you definitely have to visit Samosir in Lake Toba and if you do, I strongly recommend to rent a motorbike and drive along this crest direction east - I am not sentimental but I literally cried for sheer beauty.Read more