The Anchestor Homeland: Samosir and Lake Toba

Several years ago, Samuel and his family have been travelling to Toba Lake, Samosir, North Sumatera, Indonesia. That was a great experience with a beautiful sight all over the lake. For information, Toba lake is the World famous is the crater Toba Lake in the Batak highlands; approximately five hours drive from Medan. Toba Lake is the largest lake in South East Asia and also one of the most spectacular, surrounded by tall mountains and with the large island of Samosir in the middle. If we descend from the mountain we see the lake glittering in all its beauty. The Dutch writer Rudy Kousbroek even called Toba Lake, ‘the most beautiful place on earth’. Most visitors stay on the peninsula of Tuk Tuk on Samosir, named after the linguist Herman Neubronner van der Tuuk. In general people stay several days on Samosir to discover the island, to visit traditional Batak villages, to swim in the lake and go to the hot springs in Pangururan. (source : Toba Lake Tourism)

Samuel Gultom at Samosir

Samuel Gultom in Batak’s House

Samuel was enjoying the vacation to his anchestor homeland. He was so happy and playing all the time. This journey was his first time to Samosir.

While  Vacation at Samosir, Samuel celebrate his birthday with his parents and others family. He was happy for the birthday cake,

Celebrate Samuel Birthday

Happy Birthday Samuel

Samuel felt something new where he was a part of the community Batak people who uphold customs and respect for his parents. On one occasion, he was allowed to choose one gift and keepsake chosen is motif dress with Batak.

Stephan is still in the womb moms also feel the same excitement that she felt very tight and close to the atmosphere of the time Samosir.

Journey to become a very memorable holiday for all the family members, as can visiting relatives who still live in Samosir. Memories while on vacation at the same time to return home in the middle of Lake Toba Samosir to become special memories and always inherent in Samuel Gultom.

Once when Samuel adults and has a chance, he will plan to visit his hometown for the next.

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Links to Government Site : http://www.samosirkab.go.id/

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