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TravelPod Member ReviewsBahowo Lodge Manado
Staying here, at Paula and Phil's place ( plus dogs George and Poppy, who has a yeast infection on her skin, unfortunately) for a week: Sunday 19/4/15 to Sunday 26/4/15. Other guests: Northern English couple Sean (ex Polic/anti-terrorist) and Alison (worked with Paula, now with Tax office) and Tim (English bit lives in N Calif. IT. 2 sons, one of whom, Nat, formerly Natalie, is day chef at the Cafe Flore in Seattle. joined late Thurs e g. By Paula's nephew Ed and American girlfriend, Becca, both on hols from teaching English in Thailand.
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... chores (mainly sweeping the house). It feels like a never ending chore because I have to stop every minute to fan and cool myself down. If there is breeze, it'll just scatter all the dust and I have to redo everything again. But without the breeze, it feels like I'm being roasted. I have to sweep everyday otherwise the house feels too dusty.
After breakfast, we get ourselves ready to go out: sometimes to help at my parents' shops or going to ...
... feel like a zoo. A couple of female orangutans carrying baby's came followed by smaller males and after a while people started to leave making it a calmer more natural atmosphere. After another 45 minutes we saw movement in the forest behind us, cracking of branches giving the tell tail sign of a large orangutan. The noise came directly towards us and we saw glimpses of the distinctive orange hair through the forest. As he came into view we realised that it was ...
... Denny asked if I had my computer with me - that was the first indication that this would be an interesting morning. I did not have it with me, and we had already realized that my Mac had no way to interface with any of the projectors at Unsrat. Pak Denny had the presentation on his email account from when I sent it last night, so he retrieved his laptop from his office and brought it down to the conference room. The computer could not connect with the projector, so I had ...
... head - I couldn't bring myself to eat that part - but the meat of the rats was actually pretty tasty. Lathan and Esther both liked it, and we waited until they were done to tell them exactly what they had eaten. They were both fine with it. Pak Heintje shared his home-brewed captikus with me, which was a bit on the rough side. Ibu Mariam warned that I would not be able to finish my presentation very well if I drank too much of it, but Heintje and I joked that it ...
... meant to expand my language ability through practical application in continuous, real-world scenarios (ie, my plan to spend time with transmigrants in the vicinity of Kusuri, Tobelo, Halmahera). Ibu Siska is very by-the-book, and I can appreciate that, but Ibu Jein and I are not going to disclose the full details. The only issue I see from this plan is that I'll have to return to Manado earlier than I had previously planned to do. This will take away from my time with ...