Tom Vater

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My Worst Experience on the Road – In this Month’s Esquire Magazine (Thai edition)

I have been interviewed in the October edition of Esquire Magazine (Thai edition) about my worst travel experience ever. Bit of a dilemma as I have encountered quite a few disastrous scenarios in the past 25 years on the road. But my failure to rescue a severely injured men in Zanskar (northwestern India), the subject […]

From the Archives: The Water at the Center of the Universe – Lake Toba, Indonesia

Can you imagine it? A crystal-clear tropical lake, surrounded by volcanic mountain, dotted with immense waterfalls? A green, lush island the size of Singapore in its center, populated by an independent, happy-go-lucky indigenous community? An extensive yet underused tourist infrastructure for almost all tastes and budgets? No crowds? No curfews? No high-rise condos? In South […]

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