When you are in North Sumatera and want to enjoy the beauty of Lake Toba, going to Balige can be a good options. That place, can be reached six hours by car from Medan, the capital of provice, or two hours driving from Parapat, its neighbor city that is more famous for tourist atraction. Balige itself is quieter compared to Parapat, with less tourist and less hotels too. However, don’t be afraid. Tourist still could find some good hotels to stay in. Hotel Tiara Bunga, can be a good option too. It’s located next to the lake. Going to the hotel, tourists need to use the boat that operated every two hours, go and come back. Photos below show the places I visited in Balige, during the last going home trip.