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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Travel Cheap

Yes, Everybody wants to have a good cheap price budget for traveling. Traveling is good for your health. Once in a while you need to travel. The important thing is that if your Budget is limited you have tp plan your Travel Budget Plan. Can you do that. Of course you can. You can search in the internet for cheap tickets, cheap hotels. Information about traveling is scattered around  the internet. Everybody needs a break. 

If you work hard enough these days what you need is a break. Just visit and browse in the internet and found links for Cheap Air Tickets amd Cheap Budget Guide Blogs. Travelers likes to write their Travel Experience. If you travel to Indonesia besides Bali there are many other nice places that you can explore such as in Toba Lake in Sumatera.   You may found some nice Blogs or websites relating to Lake Toba among others :

which I quoted part of  their nice articles as follows :  

Quote :
Lake Toba (Indonesian: Danau Toba) is a lake, 100 km long and 30 km wide, and 505 m. (1,666 ft.) at its deepest point, in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 m (3,000 feet), stretching from [show location on an interactive map] 2.88° N 98.52° E to [show location on an interactive map] 2.35° N 99.1° E. It is the largest volcanic lake in the world.

In 1949 the Dutch geologist Rein van Bemmelen reported that Lake Toba was surrounded by a layer of ignimbrite rocks, and that it was a large volcanic caldera. Later researchers found rhyolite ash similar to that in the ignimbrite around Toba (now called Young Toba Tuff to distinguish it from layers deposited in previous explosions) in Malaysia and India, 3,000 km away. Oceanographers discovered Toba ash, with its characteristic chemical "fingerprint", on the floor of the eastern Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal.

The Toba eruption (the Toba event) occurred at what is now Lake Toba about 67,500 to 75,500 years ago. It had an estimated Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8 (described as "mega-colossal"), making it possibly the largest explosive volcanic eruption within the last twenty-five million years. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner of Michigan Technological University deduced that the total amount of erupted material was about 2800 cubic km (670 cubic miles) — around 2,000 km³ of ignimbrite that flowed over the ground and around 800 km³ that fell as ash, with the wind blowing most of it to the west. By contrast, the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens ejected around 1.2 cubic km of material, whilst the largest volcanic eruption in historic times, at Mount Tambora in 1815, emitted the equivalent of around 100 cubic kilometres of dense rock and created the "Year Without a Summer" as far away as North America.


I have experienced traveling to the above Lake Toba, where I went to Sumatera by Ship Tampomas which takes me around 2 Days, and 2 nights if I am not mistaken. It was rather long time ago when I was still a student.  I went there with my friend who has a relative with the Captain of the Tampomas Vessel- Ship. So we are allowed to enter and look at the Captain's room and also the place where such Ship was Driven, where we can see the Sea Destination View in front of the Big Window Front Ship.  It was really an exiting  trip where we arrived at Prapatan. We than went to this Lake Toba. 

There are many souvenirs among others the Toba Calender crafted in Bambo.  The view  fo the  Toba Lake is so beautiful as you can see on the above pictures of such Toba Lake.  In the middle of the lake there is the Samosir Island where you can found a tomb or cemetry of  one of the Kings of Toba. I wish I can travel again to Lake Toba with my family. Indonesia is really beautiful Archipelego where there are lots of places  and Islands we can travel and visit.   

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