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Travel Blogs from Bunaken
... of dodgy fishing practices such as using dynamite.
- The water is very clean and there is very little actual 'tourism' on the island
- the locals take pride in protecting the park and wish to keep it 'less developed'.
The only possible thing lacking was 'big things' i.e. only small sharks, didn't see many. Although they say there are dolphins around and even some Orca's sometimes
Enjoy the photos.
... is that the Bunaken Island Resort sweeps the rubbish up in little piles everywhere on a 3 metre spacing so that the beach is “clean”. When the tide comes back in they just it wash away! No is made attempt to take it off the beach. So Indonesian! In their defence though they don’t have the space to dispose of it here.
This place is a famous National Park, one of the best diving places in the world, Manado is trying to increase tourism ...
... to Mekasar but no internet connection. Drank some more palm with Julie & went to bed a bit ****** off as we tried to pay our bill and came to nearly £400 for 3 nights. & 4 dives. Ferdinand does all the prices in Euros then converts to Ruhpiah & he has just the prices up. Also his card machine would not work which is also another 3% charge. Never mind we have had a nice ...
... RHP then they gave another lot of money out to certain members of the parish. It was all men except for 2 women who invited us in & then gave us tea and donuts too. Had to sit there for over an hour but afterwards they all shook our hands and asked us a few questions. Walked back and went to the bar next door to Cakalang which is the only place with Free internet if you buy something. The owners of Cakalang ...
... atop them – he holds PhDs in History and Sociology from the Gaja Mada University (Yogjakarta) and Unsrat, so he provided an outstanding narrative in Indonesian of the historic significance of the site. I had not thought about the translation I would be doing between locals and my family, but my skills were put to the test as I translated what Pak Heintje explained, and fielded questions from Hosanna and the kids. I found that Heintje ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet