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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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... as it has not rained in months in this area.
Our fisherman friend finished up our tour and took us back to our dinghy as the sun was setting. We found the dinghy moved by the locals we had met on arrival, as they put it closer to the steps off the jetty to make our exit more accessible. Very thoughtful. Back to our boat with a check of the crab trap which once again proved fruitless for us. Since I don’t have any real fresh bait we are using cat food which really ...
... 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 ...
... hop back to Manado, and low and behold it turns out that we were actually on the banana boat, not the fun inflatable type, but the one loaded with actual bananas and likely a few nasty bugs lurking. As we were pulling into the local harbour which is surrounded with tiny market stalls we were greeted with a sight that made me want to bleach my eyes, skin and every item of swimwear. A man using the harbour wall as a toilet, and just to be clear he wasn't having a tinkle!!! What ...
... one for a while and we saw a hole with between 6-8 lobsters hiding in it. There was also one particular fish that appeared to have left it's school and was following us. Once I had noticed, it really then did follow me. It would swim almost along side me and when I stopped and treaded water to sort my goggles out I noticed it had waited in the same spot for me under the water. It stopped with me and followed me up and down the reef in different directions for about an hour. It ...
... 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 ...