Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Catching sun rises in Manokwari

Got invitation from some friends here in Manokwari, if I want to join them hunting for sunrise. Despite my laziness of getting up early, who could refuse the offer when they said they will pick me up at home (they certainly knows that I couldn't get ojek/motorbike taxi at 4.30am). Sadly today they texted me again to see sunrise from another place, but apparently I was still enjoying my dream, so I didn't hear them until I got up at 6am :D

So here are some of the picture that I managed to capture the last 2 days becoming an early riser, at Abasi beach and Aipiri beach, Manokwari.

morning light, before sunrise at Abasi beach

sun rises behind clouds, Abasi beach

golden morning at Abasi beach

loves the early light just before the sun rises to the sky,
Aipiri beach

here comes the sun, Aipiri beach

sun rises at the horizon, Aipiri beach

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Living the life in Manokwari…

Rendani airport, Manokwari from the air

I never been to Papua before, so when I said I’m gonna taking up a post in Manokwari, I’ve been clouded with many information on security issues, living conditions etc…etc… and it turned out not like as most people have said….

Bakaro beach
Although Manokwari is a capital city of West Papua, it couldn’t be compared with other provincial capital in western part of Indonesia. So far, living in Manokwari is like living in a small town somewhere in any part of Indonesia, with no chained mall or theatre and a laid back atmosphere…blue sky, beautiful beaches and mountainous areas… so many places to explore! 

Well, Manokwari has so many places to offer for people who like trekking, birding, snorkeling and diving. I only manage to see a little of it and still craving for more...
By the way, those who enjoy beers or any alcoholic drinks, sorry… you couldn’t find it here, even in a 4 star hotel, as its not permitted to be sold in Manokwari by local law!

Anyway… although I should live away from my hubby and children (missing them a lot!), I enjoy living the life in Manokwari

and here are some of the reasons why....

Home after collecting firewood - Mansinam island

a small waterfall at Maripi village
Anggi lake showered with early morning light

Anggi lake just before sunset