Photo Wednesdays: Lake Toba, Sumatra
Last week, I visited Lake Toba on the island of Sumatra. About 75,000 years ago, a volcano erupted and what is left now in it’s place is the deepest lake in Southeast Asia (1,666 ft or 505 meters deep). The lake is an integral part of life for the Batak people that live around it. They fish, wash and bathe with the water. For visitors it’s a playground with many activities, including fishing, sailing, beginners surfing, riding speedboats and soaking int he natural hot springs on the island.