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Aske Raaschouw, Sif Juhl dan Jesper Fels Birkelund, tiga wisatawan asal Denmark saat berbincang dan foto bersama publikreport.com di salah satu café yang cukup ternama di Kota Relijius Tomohon. (Foto: Victor Wuwung/publikreport.com)
A Visit From Denmark
Translated by Victor Wuwung
“There isn’t much to see here, are there somethings we missed?”
Aske Raaschouw, wisatawan asal Denmark
TOMOHON, publikreport.com – in the midst of bustling of the people of Tomohon in celebrating Christmas as the birth of Jesus Christ, an interesting view can be seen in one of the well-known café in religious city of Tomohon. A couple of groups of foreign travelers are enjoying their drinks and snacks while chatting among each other.
Publikreport.com tries to start a conversation with a friendly introduction with one of the group that seems to be backpackers (independent travelers – no travel agent – that enjoys and interested in local situations as well as sight-seeing) with no tour-guide, and ask them about their impressions about their visit in Tomohon city.
“We’ve visited Mt. Lokon to see the (Tompaluan) crater, Lake Linow and the local (traditional) market” said Aske Raaschouw a traveler from Denmark who are traveling with his friends, Sif Juhl and Jesper Birkelund.
During their two days stayed in Tomohon, they’ve experience and admired the beauty of the nature and local’s social life. In Tomohon they chose to stay in one of the local hotel located in Beriman Terminal complex.
“There isn’t much to see here, are there somethings we missed?” said Aske, asking back.
Publikreport.com then suggested, Mt. Mahawu and horticulture-tourism in Rurukan and Kumelembuai village.
Unfortunately, the three backpackers already have other places to visit on their schedule.
“Tomorrow we are leaving for Bunaken” he said.
In this brief conversation, publikreport.com then tries to explain about the traffic jam are due to the religious people of Tomohon preparing for Christmas.
Sif said that she heard about Tomohon International Festival (TIFF), but gave no further comments on that particular event
In closing, publikreport.com ask about their impression during their stay in Tomohon.
“Tomohon is nice, the people are nice” said Aske, smiling.
From a brief digging on the internet, compilation about tourism in Tomohon city that extensively informed about the tourism appeal is yet to be found, either in private site or local government site in Bahasa Indonesia or in English.