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I was Ripped off !!18 Jan 2010
If this is your first trip to an Asian country, it will be to your advantage to get to grips with bargaining. Some places of course have fixed prices-restaurant, Supermarkets, hotel and so on, but many things and services are negotiable. more...
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Public Holidays in Indonesia 201013 Jan 2010
Here's the list of public holidays in Indonesia for 2010:

Price hotel rooms on the island of Samosir in this period can be more expensive, and also during the school holiday in June -mid August.

Friday, January 01, 2010 - New Years Day
Sunday, February 14, 2010 - Chinese New Year (Imlek 2516)
Friday, February 26, 2010 - Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad more...
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Samosir Island,Mt Naboratan Climb & Trek Event 14 -15 November 200920 Okt 2009

The lush tropical paradises are South-East Asia at it's most exotic and untouched, with vast area of virgin forest and unspoilt coastline awaiting discovery. more...
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Trekking/climbing Mount Naboratan Garoga Village Samosir Island18 Okt 2009
February 2009 SamosirTourism Team more...
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It's a matter of time, before I go back there.16 Okt 2009

This is a review of Samosir by Rosmery from Switzerland, for SamosirTourism.Original text is in German langguage.

The Lake Toba, the largest crater lake in the world, up to 450m deep, 100km long and 30km wide. Since this is on 900m above sea level, the temperature is pleasant all year round (20-30 degrees) during the short rainy season, heavy rains, raining, mostly at night, on the ground. It is not surprising that Batakpeople, very musical, always sing about their lake. They say they were the friendliest people in the world, with a smile that takes your breath away. more...
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