Sintesa Peninsula Hotel
Travel Blogs from Manado
... sun went down. Then of course in the soup we went. It was choppy only for a bit, and we were assured by the planes ahead of us that 40 miles from Manado the skies were clear. It was hard to believe that others really had a full moon, clear sky approach when we were getting rained on.
Indeed though, about 40 miles out the skies did clear. We could make out the runway from 20 miles out, lit up like a Christmas tree amongst the dark hills. To ...
... praise and worship songs beautifully, complete with a violin. We listened as the Walikota's four children read their mother thank you letters for being such an excellent mother and showing them what was important in life. Pak Vikki (the Walikota) introduced Hosanna, and Esther and I to the rest of the crowd at one point - he struggled with the word Connecticut, so he asked me to complete the introduction. I was honored by his warmth and for including us in such a ...
... them, ever - he said it was a good fit, and that I blended in with their family. He threw me a curveball, however, by asking what was my LEAST favorite person, place, or food. I answered that I didn't like 'bule prices,' and that I least enjoyed my time at Tankoko with our guide who was quite fixed on his handphone instead of showing us Tarsier Monkeys or a place to have lunch. Ibu Jein closed the event by admonishing the other international students to put as much effort ...
... the first time (the rest of the family that had not yet met them). As we descended the other side of the steep, steam-covered hill, we bought some jagung rabus (BBQ’d corn sweetened and delicious!) from a vendor at the bottom. I gave Rupiah 10,000 (US $1) to Friendly, who bargained for all 10 of us who had climbed the mountain to have a piece for that price.
We got back to the Wolley’s home after watching the sun set over the ...
... me get used to the differences before they send me off. I was glad when it was over, although it gave me a good idea of what I need to focus on for this next week and a half before I wrap up my language instruction here at Unsrat.
The taxi situation at the language classrooms is pretty frustrating. Before, I was able to get on an Ojek with no trouble at all. Now I must figure out how to get taxis to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking