Novotel Manado Convention Center
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Next morning we caught a rickshaw to the bus station to get on a bus to Manado. We got there at about 9am but according to the men at the station, there were no more busses leaving until tomorrow and we would have to get a kijan, which is a small shared car. We realised they were probably lying but a car would be a more comfortable way to spend the 8ish hours anyway and we handed over our 150 rupiers (£11) each for a seat in the middle of the car.
The journey ...
... street, and we said our goodbyes. I'll be seeing them again when I return, but my family probably won't again on this trip.
In the car Pak Ferry advised that I focus on the task ahead on Halmahera. He couldn't figure out where I had screwed up when I explained what had taken place. He said that what I had done was perfectly acceptable, and that Pak Denny was maybe tired or something. We'll see, but it's good advice Pak Ferry gave.
Pak Heintje and Ibu Mariam ...
... with economics. Her brother is a Jewish rabbi in the temple in Tondano - one of only two Jewish temples in Indonesia, which I found quite interesting.
We stopped by a wedding at the Manado Convention Center near the Lion Air Hotel on the way back to Hotel Minahasa. Lathan and Esther joined Ibu Golda's children (Esther and Jason) at Mentos Mall while we shook hands with the bride and groom at the close of the ceremony. There weren't many people there by the time we ...
... away according to Pak Edwin. I was exhausted already, but I kept Edwin company in front, chatting with him while the family slept in the back seat. We finally arrived at the Karwurs’ close to 2100 – the Sunday evening traffic from Kinilow onward had been horrendous. They were still there, waiting happily to see us. There were snacks, and Ibu had laid out a delicious spread of food again for us – the traditional cakes and all. ...
I tried to catch a microlet bus for the family, but the driver of one explained that there wasn’t a bus from Raja Sate that would take us directly to the hotel on its route. So, we walked through some sprinkles back to the hotel – we were glad we did, as the weather was quite cool, and the light rain refreshing. I worked on homework, while Hosanna and the kids reviewed their new words from ...
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