“Manado” | ESSENTIALS: Summertime Madness

Hello guys,

I’ve already finished talk about my trip to Korea, and as I promised in my last Korea post, today I will talk about my trip to Manado, but before that let’s research more about Manado before we head to the main post.

Manado comes from Minahasa language Manadou or Wanazou meaning “on the far coast” or “in the distance,” which derived from and originally referred to the further of two islands which can be seen from the mainland.

It is the capital city of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado and is surrounded by a mountainous area. The city had almost 430,790 inhabitants at the 2014 Census, making it the second-largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar.

Manado has many interesting dive site, like Bunaken national park, Manado bay, Lembeh island, etc. most of the dive site dominate by walls. Manado has a noticeably rainier season that spans from November – June, thus, the best month to visit and dive in Manado would be from July-October because it’s the drier season and among those seasons you could see dugong if you are lucky.

because it’s well known for Its dive spot and beach, you don’t want to wear long jeans and sleek long sleeve shirt here, you will look like a durian among sea urchin. Here some guide for you about what to bring and what to wear in tropical summer of Indonesia. well, I couldn’t really say summer because here in Indonesia we only have a dry and rainy season.

Summer Essentials-01

aside from those items, you might want to bring some of your personal care like Sunblock, After-sun cream, or maybe Tan Cream. Sun block and After-sun cream is important because you want to keep your skin protected from direct sun exposure that can cause several skin problems, one of it is dried sunburn skin and it’s super duper painful.

Another important things would be made another playlist. Well, I always made a playlist before I go traveling because let me say it once again “A playlist help you to remember travel moments”. My choices would be deep house for tropical summer:

  1. “Embrace” by Goldroom
  2. “Jubel” by Klingande
  3. “Younger” by Kygo Mix.
  4. “Firestone” by Kygo ft.conrad swell.

That’s for today. Make sure to follow our Instagram @edvisored for more information about the place. And follow Instagram @gracianikanesia / @edcharmain for another travel picture.

Happy preparing things, and happy summertime madness guys !! stay tuned for more.

Best regards,

Your edvisored

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