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Morning in Manado


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large_5550_12557497446873.jpgManado from our hotel room.
We were due to be picked up at 2pm for our boat ride to Bunaken [Bunaken-travel-guide-862175]. That left time for a leisurely breakfast and a walk around town ... there's only really a Chinese temple to visit and that wasn't quite worthwhile as it wasn't as impressive as the ones in my hometown.

Indonesia is cheap:

1. For a light lunch I had a Bakso (noodles soup with meatballs), Teh Botol (bottled iced tea) and a pulut panggang for 14,500 rupiahs (about EUR1).

2. A prepaid SIM card is 10,000 rupiah and comes with some preloaded credit and lots of extras. And the system is so clever you can register and customise your plan/options through on-screen commands (without an internet connection). New Zealand prepaid operators seem to be stuck in the dark ages!

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Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in Indonesia

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