Travel Blogs from Manado
... adjacent to the runway, not 50’ from the threshold. It was too funny as we walked literally from the “dock” on to the airstrip, all the while trying to kick away as many rocks from the runway as possible. We saw again that the first 2000’ was going to be fine, but after that it was going to get bumpy. We also had a pretty impressive crosswind to deal with. It was going to be an interesting takeoff for sure.
... success with counterparts working to the south.
I drew out some cash to pay for the remainder of the balance of my language program on the way back to Unsrat, with Pak Ferry. I was frustrated as I asked the bank staff if there were any ATMs that had a higher limit for cash withdrawals. Apparnetly they do not pay ATM fees for each withdrawal, as it took a bunch of explaining to lay out the fact that I pay for EACH withdrawal from an ATM, so a higher limit on the ...
... presentation I gave this afternoon.
For my test I was presented with three new articles in English taken from various news-blog sources about Indonesian current events. I was to translate the main topic and convey the meat of the story in Indonesian to a reader. One option was to write about the mid-April murders of four former members of an elite Indonesian Army Commando unit in a prison near Jogyakarta. These four were being held on charges of murdering a former ...
... have internet access again - after moving out of Pak Denny's house I have not really had access to the internet other than catching a signal now and then. Hotel Minahasa's frustrating internet barely works from the lobby when it works at all, so I cannot rely on it. I sent a text to Ibu Golda to tell her that I would be late getting back to the hotel. She replied that she was running late as well. I told Ika that I could walk back to Hotel Minahasa so that ...
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast