Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Indonesia -- Day 5 Afternoon walk around Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island


After we finished with Tomok and the King's tomb we took the bus back toward the Tabo Cottage.  With about a kilometer or two to go, most of our group decided to stop and walk the rest of the way back to the hotel.  It was an absolutely fantastic walk and Morris gave us great insite into the local flora.  We saw all sorts of lovely plants and herbs etc ..

We passed by a wedding taking place. 
This is was quite the site with an impromptu wedding "picnic" set up on the side for the road.  Everyone looked lovely and as we kept driving we saw all the villagers walking to the wedding, dressed in their best finerery.
A water buffalo taking a cooling mud bath
Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia

Wandering off after taking his mud bath
Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia
The landscape of Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island
Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia


Our gang taking a little walk through the countryside of Tuk Tuk.
Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia


Wongai Plum / Wongi Plum / Sawo Kecik / Sapodilla / Chiku or Chikoo Fruit Tree ,
Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia

Hibiscus Flower
Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia
orange blossum
Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia
Pagoda Flower (CLERODENDRUM PANICULATUM), Samosir Island, Sumatra 

Rose apple,  Samosir Island, Sumatra 

Cocoa Plant, Samosir Island, Sumatra

Soursop Tree,  Samosir Island, Sumatra 

Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra

Candlenut, Samosir Island, Sumatra

a little store in Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island

Samosir Island (a nutmeg tree on the right?? )
Jackfruit, Samosir Island, Sumatra
Candlenut, Samosir Island, Sumatra
The locals drying their clothes on the bushes, Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island

Smooth Avocado, Samosir Island, Indonesia


Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia


Local crops including corn, Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia

Coconut Palm Tree, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia

Local eggplant, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia


Rice Seedlings, Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Indonesia


This is Bella's Beauty Shop right next to the rice seedlings and across the street from the school.
Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia


Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia
If anyone can identify this -- please let me know by leaving a comment. Thank You


After our walk we returned to Toba Cottages and I had a few beers while catching up on email by using the free wifi at the Toba Cottages.  Afterwards I went back to my room and had a little nap before dinner.  In fact I slept in for dinner.  That was too bad because it was incredibly tasty, chicken curry and rice with corn soup.

After dinner Aili and I took a walk through the upper village of actual Tuk Tuk but there was no real action other than a lot of magic mushrooms for sale and most of the shops were closed.  I wish I had of gone for a walk earlier in the day.  We then grabbed a couple of large bottles of Bintang beer and went to the pavilion and sat overlooking the lake before turning in.


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1 comment:

jumia evelyns said...

The last two plant named "mengkudu" (Morinda citrifolia) Nice blog! :)