A new chapter is starting in my life... but I have no idea yet what it will be called, though perhaps this is always the case unless one is blessed with uncommon prescience or cursed with absolute predictability in life. I will be travelling to Latin America (via San Fran) and then back 'home' to Southeast Asia (via Dubai) over the course of 5-6 months. I hope to share (some of) my stories with you as they unfold.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dari Sumatera...
De Sumatra...

The immense and beautiful Lake Toba, set in the highlands of Sumatra -- lacking the spectacular volcanoes of Atitlan but with a massive island larger than Singapore in the middle -- was the perfect place to chill out for a few days... and occasionally indulge Christian's competitive nature with games of various kinds, aided by cheap bottles of local "Seahorse" whisky and not-so-cheap bottles of wine!

El Lago Toba, inmenso y lindo, situado en las tierras altas de Sumatra -- sin los volcanes spectaculosos de Atitlán pero con una isla enorme más grande que Singapur el el centro -- era el lugar perfecto para relajarnos por unos días... y a veces satisfacer los deseos competitivos de Christian con algunos juegos, ayudado por unas botellas baratas de whisky local que se llama "Seahorse" y unas botellas caras de vino también!

The villagers trying to launch a new boat by pushing it sideways onto the lake, which struck us as perhaps not the textbook approach. They succeeded eventually.
Los aldeanos tratando a botar un nuevo barco al lago empujandolo de lado, lo que nos pareció quizas no la técnica usual.


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