If I were to choose a favorite place in Indonesia so far it would be Toba Lake. IT is magnificent. IT is massive. IT is quiet. And it is the only not muslim place on the island which means people are relaxed. Just for my taste.
One of volcanos near TOba. It's HDR mode of Samsung Galaxy Note3. Looks fake but shows situation nicely.
It is mindblowing when you think that the lake and islands were the massive volcanic CALDERA in the past. Almost surreal.
view from my balcony
the room I found in Tuk Tuk town is very basic but...the price 35000 Rupii which is 100bht. /10 polish pln!/. And it has wifi signal too. Wow! Although area is affected with casual blackouts it doesn't matter for that price. The restaurant serves good and cheap meals, view is awesome and many convenience stores around. The guesthouse owner said than some customers are staying for few months in there. Super relaxing place, good for remote work too.
view on Tuk Tuk village from the ferry sailing back to mainland. Tuk Tuk is located on the island of Lake Toba.