Manado airport was easy to get bags and a taxi.
We decided to go up market and stay at the Swiss-Bel Hotel. The taxi from the airport was 100 000R. The hotel room was huge and the bed very comfortable. The foyer was in a classic style with bar and cafe.
We hung around the pool most of the day till the afternoon. I rang Captain Riski +6282338984820 and arranged a boat for Bunaken tomorrow at 10am for a 500 000R drop off at Jonath's Lodge.
We ventured outside and caught a minuvet (blue van) for 4 000R each to the Boulevard near the waterfront. I needed a laptop bag. On the third floor of the IT Centre, I purchased one for 400 000R. We needed a bit of exercise so we walked from there to the Centro Mall. At the mall, we had iced coffees and dinner. At the end of dinner, we asked where the taxis were and the guy rang an Uber for us and guided us to the waiting car. Very nice. The car was 17 000R to get to the hotel.
Back at the hotel there was a guy playing a piano and a lady singing melodic songs. We parked ourselves in the bar and listened to them while enjoying a few beers. Nice.
31 JULY 2018
I woke early and watched the sunrise from the hotel window.
Jacinta woke later and we packed our gear and had a great breakfast on the second floor restaurant.