Travel Blogs from Manado
I had stayed up late last night editing my presentation, so I woke up feeling fairly tired already. This makes two days in a row, so I'll be looking forward to a rest in the near future. Although Ibu Mariam and Pak Heintje had said it takes only 25-30 minutes to get in to Manado, the drive on Ring Road lasted a good hour. I talked with Pak Heintje a bit, but I began to think about the very busy day ahead.
We showed up at Unsrat at about 0830 - a full 30 minutes past ...
... and I talked with him about how dangerous that was, and he understood. I think he was embarrassed about it more than anything. We watched dolphins to our hearts' content - the kids jumped off the boat and played in the water once we stopped following the pods. At 1000 Ferdinand spotted burgeoning rainclouds looming over the mountains behind Manado and recommended we head to the port before it turned into a full-scale storm over Manado Bay.
I had ...
... I could give him my information so that he could get in touch with me later - his staff already has Ibu Siska's information. As he was leaving he came over to us again as we ate and invited us to attend a birthday party for his wife next week there at the house. He wanted us to come at 1900 on Tuesday evening, the 9th of July. After Hosanna reminded me that we will still be in Manado until the 10th of July because of our ticket change, Hosanna and I accepted his invitation. ...
... Palace for the afternoon. Edwin was happy to stay with several of the Wolley men at the house and snack on local peanuts.
The racehorses at the stable were absolutely gorgeous. They are a mixed English or Kentucky thoroughbred and Arabian variety – their small faces and high tales advertise their Arabian heritage. Hosanna really enjoyed that experience, and I saw an actual horse trailer for the first time in Indonesia – something ...
... secure a cab wastes a lot of time, and is very frustrating.
Hosanna has the kids working on their homework and reviewing new vocabulary in our room as I write this. Lathan is showing some real progress, and although Esther has an extensive vocabulary, she needs to work a bit more on sentence structure. Overall I’m really pleased with the progress they have made in their pursuit of Indonesian language, and I hope the progress continues as they continue in the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service