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... chap who then ask if he could sleep in our cabin and diving conditions weren't perfect. That said, we dived on all days apart from two and, when the visibility did clear up, it was easy to see why Bunaken is considered the coral capital of the world. Everything beneath the surface lights-up in fluorescent colours as schools of fish, many turtles and the occasional shark weave in and out of caves and odd-looking ...
... Our boat dude wanted 7 times the price for the return trip! We didn't use him again. Wow! How lucky were we. K contacted the Panorama resort off of a tip from an American traveller in the Lion Air booking office whilst we were on the boat to Bunaken - apparently it was the cheapest place to dive on the island. We jumped off the boat onto the beach right infront of our resort and got given the a balcony room overlooking the see and the volcano with ...
... 8211; rare in Indonesia indeed). Thankfully, the brother of one of the staff was there, and quickly volunteered to help me out by driving this afternoon for a very reasonable rate.
We got to the Wolley’s house after an hour+ drive through the gorgeous countryside from Tomohon to Tampaso. I talked with Pak Edwin (our driver) the whole way about what it’s like to be a Catholic in Tomohon, and about life in general. He is a ...
... to go there anyway since I trusted the Canon authorized store more than anything. We ended up getting the price down a few hundred thousand Rupiah (RP 10,000 = roughly US $10). I’ve never spent millions of anything before, but I did today. It was fun haggling with the workers at the store. One girl was pretty firm about the price, but with enough finessing, we got her to come down a bit. More than she said her bottom line was, so that’s always good. ...
We drove to a spot where we could unload and prepare our gear, right next to the main public area of Malalayan Beach. Microlet drivers were pumping ear-piercing pop music through the speakers of their blue vans parked along the edge of the main road, and people were enjoying the latter half of their Sunday afternoon at the water’s edge. A small throng of people gathered around when I came out of the car, and as I got ready I took several breaks ...
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