The coffee coming from the regions around Lake Toba is rated as top variety all over the world.Yet, there are less and less peasants to do that. They prefer growing corn, cocoa or pineapple instead. Because, they say, you can’t make ends meet on coffee anymore.
For our English readers. Kindly translated by Andreea Sminchise.
At night, while the farmer’s asleep, the civets sneak up on the plantations, feed on the ripest coffee berries and then run back to the forest.
1. You know the other song of Job2Do. 19. You can easily remember names like “Nakhon Si Thammarat”, “Prachuap Khiri Khan” or “Ubon Rachathani” but frequently forget the word for five (I think it’s haa). 26. You use a calculator to add seven to twelve.
If you were born in a country where bad roads are kind of a trade mark, like I was, then you should come for a week’s drive on Sumatra. What am I saying? You should try a day’s drive; or just an hour’s drive. I guarantee that if you manage to reach your destination without losing either your life or your mind, you’ll end up thanking Heavens for the bad roads in your home country.
How stars multiply in Malaysia. The last boat to Medan. How come Asians don’t go to the beach? The best car in the world. Facing 600.000 Chinese people on my own. Antony’s tear-drop.
So, last November I lost my heart to Sumatra – a beautiful, wild, untameable island. When we parted, with tears in our eyes (especially mine) we didn’t think we’d see each other again (especially her).