(update last on 14-05-2006)
Why only Bali?
Everybody knows Bali. Who already was in
Indonesia dreams of Bali's beaches, the volcanos, the picturesque paddy-fields.
And he likes to remember the kind people with their temples, dances,
cremations and their hospitality. On the island of Sulawesi the country
of the Torajas is the most known. It is primarily the unique burial rites
which have touristly made the country so famous.
My Tip: North Sulawesi
North Sulawesi became a quiet tip particularly for divers
and snorkellers within the last few years. This region has got world-famous
not least by the most informative internet pages of Peter Blumtritt, North
Sulawesi and North
Sulawesi Information Pages.
One can recognize fast that it is worthwhile
not to go to North Sulawesi only because of its sub-water world. The
country of the Minahasa also offers a variety of rewarding destinations
which one can reach on a 1 to more-day tour from Manado.
I have done some of these trips during my
stays in the years 2001 to 2006. Partly on my own initiative,
partly organized or with guide. And I have detected: One can see and
experience much -also for little money- if one takes a couple of days
time and does not make any heavy demands with respect to comfort.
In this case you should not be persuaded by one of
the many self-appointed guides
to a tour with the "car of a friend". If you have much
time, you can find out with which public or half public transport you
can reach your destination. Also nearby your accommodation on Bunaken
bustle many "guides" who offer their more or less competent
and reasonably priced services. If you did not like to take too big risk,
you can also have a look at the page guided
Perhaps I can arouse a little bit your interest with my photographic