indonesia part 1: the northern part of north sulawesi (bunaken, tomohon)
change of hotels: rex in manado. was much better, but the pictures still don't do it justice. the rat was replaced by an enormous cockroach in the bathroom.
instead of cutting filets or sharpening his knife, he just used a piece of wood to slam the blade through its spine.
a bendi (horse/pony carriage) loaded with 4 people and 2 12 kilogram backpacks. we wanted to walk, but were picked up by a friendly hotel employee.
knobbly sea stars (protoreaster nodosus). despite their cuddly looks, they're apparently pretty tough.
fanworm or feather duster worm (sabellastarte indica) - they're tube-dwelling worms that filter particles from the water.
we saw the mandarinfish (synchiropus splendidus) during a special "mandarin dive" at nightfall. incredible!
clark's anemonefish (amphiprion clarkii) makes it clear that i'm getting too close to their anemone.
this was probably the most disgusting and unsettling thing we saw in indonesia: dogs for sale at tomohon market