Tag Archives: 1991

Sulawesi 1 – Rantepao

27.12.90 Rantepao: Hotel Indra That’s the end of three years teaching, and now before pastures new there’s a month plus in Sulawesi with Sam. Of course, as at the start of many breaks, I’ve got a heavy cold to shake … Continue reading

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Sulawesi 2 – Trans Sulawesi Highway

6.1.91 Wotu Now that we’re going ‘down market’, to areas which haven’t heard of Visit Indonesia Year 1991, we’re experiencing overwhelming curiosity.  We were the only white people in Palapo last night: stroke the hair, hello mister. A walk down … Continue reading

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Sulawesi 3 – Poso/Tentana

13.1.91 (a week later – as above) We reached Tentana in a much more ‘leisurely’ and pleasurable fashion by catching the next day’s early morning ferry across the lake. Tentana was to be the start of a three day trek … Continue reading

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Sulawesi 4 – Batudaka

13.1.91 Losmen Surya, Wakai The hotel gave us a friendly send off and we left Tentana on the SV Anti Sari two hours after the scheduled departure time. Apart from the cabin being a sweat box, the journey was fine … Continue reading

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Sulawesi 5 – Togian

13.1.91 Wakai Bolilanga Island was reputed to have some good snorkelling, so we checked the cost of chartering a ‘speedboat’, basically a prahu (outrigger canoe) with an outboard motor. However, the asking price of an outrageous Rp.50/60,000 was too much … Continue reading

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Sulawesi 6 – Gorontalo

19(?).1.91 We sailed from Wakai for Gorontalo on the SV Agape 2, with no knowledge of what might have happened to Agape 1. Once again we paid the captain for use of a cabin, but this one had an open … Continue reading

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Sulawesi 7 – Manado and Bunaken

23.1.91 Sam Ratulangi Airport We were relieved by our reception in Manado: a very friendly tourist information guy, metered taxis, and our names as “honoured guests” at the Hotel Kawanua Kecil. Manado doesn’t feel that much different from other Indonesia … Continue reading

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