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of Tondano. where a small hotel affords us the opportunity for a short stay. For one who has more time at his disposal, Tondano is certainly a very good starting-point. From here we can ascend the Lokon, and go to the magnificent waterfalls of Tonsea Lama, formed by the outlet of the river at a little distance below the town. The climate of Tondano is lovelv, cool, and healthy, as it lies about 700 metres above the level of the sea.
He, however, who has only two days at his disposal, is compelled to limit himself to a ride to Menado via the little place Tomohon, where the descent begins.
If too much time has not been wasted at Tondano in searching for a conveyance, then it is advisable to halt at Tomohon, where we turn to the left, and, in charge of a guide, pay a visit to the active crater of the Lokon (at two miles distance).
The road to Menado is steep, and has numerous zigzag windings, each one of which affords the most beautiful views of the surrounding mountain slopes, densely covered with wood. The loveliest point is at a corner where the Bay of Menado is suddenly seen far below encircled by most beautiful verdure ; in the background, the steamers are seen lying at anchor, and looking like mere toys, floating upon the smooth and azure surface of the water.
Towards evening we reach Menado. When we have installed ourselves in the hotel, and partaken of refreshments, there is still time enough for a walk to the mouth of the harbour, where a lovely sunset at sea rejoices the weary traveller, and gives him fresh courage.
The capital of the province of that name is a neat and picturesque-looking little place, situated on a beautiful bay, and surrounded by high green mountains. The roadstead is, however, dangerous in the west-monsoon, and it is always very difficult to anchor
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