Swiss-Belhotel Maleosan Manado
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... 8217;s approaching the mainland but other than that the fishing was a bust. I took over the helm from Ginette just after sunup and welcomed the land blossoming on the horizon in the distance. We both remarked at what good shape the boat was in as we had cleaned and serviced it during our stop in the atoll. We were looking forward to Toli Toli as we had heard from previous rally participants that it was a great place with incredibly friendly people. We were not disappointed at all.
... said that because of the Christmas season, which means shopping time. People from the villages around the city would drive - some for up to 4-5 hours of driving - to get their Christmas shopping done in Manado. The prices are cheaper here and the styles of clothing are up to the trend compared to the shops in thier villages. Plus, Christmas is a good excuse to experience the busy city life (I know, it sounds unusual).
Anyway, this place has changed. But I am still glad I came ...
... trip our Bajau boat driver ran the boat right up on top of the reef and laughed. We struggled to make sense of why they would want to make their long-term fishing prospects so grim, but sadly this is all too much in character for Indonesians, they don't look forward easily and rarely forgo present opportunities for fear of future repercussions.
We did have some nice snorkeling trips on some of the healthier reefs and visited a lake with ...
... essentially phoning a friend when you need a favor - could help where there are no other options. The questions I started getting were very technical, dealing with intricacies of international law. I had run beyond the capacity of my Indonesian vocabulary as well, and several times I had to lean over to Dave and ask for assistance on some technical terms to bumble through some of my answers. I wondered if I did not already feel so exhausted today if I could have ...
On Friday we woke up and checked out of the hotel in order to meet the driver taking us to Lorenzo's boat to Bunaken at 1000. I zipped out of the hotel at 0930 so that I could draw enough cash to pay for our transport and hotel, and I also managed to find a shop that could make business cards for me to hand out as I conduct my observations out on Halmahera. I talked the printer into whisking me back to the hotel on his motorcycle in time to meet the driver because I needed to get ...