These pages are meant as an additional source of information for everyone planning a trip to North Sulawesi (Manado, Bunaken, Lembeh , etc.), Gorontalo and the Togian Islands/Central Sulawesi. They are not meant to be complete, used as the only source of information, neither are they meant to be objective. A lot of information that has been included here is based on my eight years of living in North Sulawesi (1993-2001) and yearly return visits since then. Personal experiences thus play a role, and apart from this it's simply not possible to include every single hotel, dive center or tourist site in the area. Therefore you should consult other information sources as well; some great links to websites about (North) Sulawesi you'll find on the Links page. Probably most important is the information that you get from other travellers.