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Jakarta International School

While everyone (well some) were off celebrating the Melbourne Cup Top Didj crew were entertaining a great group of students from the Jakarta International School. Even though it was hot everyone enjoyed their time with us. Following are some comments from the students. Kedin ” Thank you so much, it was so enjoyable. I really loved learning about your life story. The spear throwing was also a plus.” Bjorn “Great listening to the stories and fire and painting was fun.” Julie ” Really nice experience and stories and the fire lighting and painting was fun. Thank you so much for sharing.” Kristine ” I liked learning how to make a fire and throw a spear.”

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Last for October

We had another happy couple from the Netherlands come in, Micke and Gerardus to do a CE along with Mike and Jill from Toorawenah NSW. Micke wrote ” Manuel, beautiful stories, interesting to hear all this, nice working on the paintings.” Mike and Jill wrote ” Wonderful experince, loved it all. Thankyou!”

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Travel Agent Visit

Saturday afternoon we had a  large famil group (41) of domestic travel agents come into Top Didj.  We decided to have everyone at tables from the beginning and have the canvas paint etc set out to save time because of having so many and the heat of the day.  Well just as we finished setting everything up we had the biggest wurly wurly come through and blew all that we had done out into the garden!!! never mind out with the blower and we started again.  It was a bit hot for some of the participates but they all enjoyed learning how to do a rarrk painting and see the magic of a fire bursting from a small ember.  We had two agents hit big red.  We at Top Didj are looking forward to welcoming the tourists these agents send to the Top End next year.

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Good start to the week

Melinda, Bob and Nick came in this morning as Melinda wanted to do her own painting.  What a good job she did painting an Echidna.  Melinda wrote. ” Thanks Manuel for all your teaching.  Very fun.  We enjoyed ourselves and wish I could do it again.”  The afternoon group was Way Outback Tours.  Chizo the tour guide, “Great knowledge and stories from Manuel, will bring more people here.” Zoerg from Germany wrote “great experience, very interesting. thanks.  Joke from Belgium wrote “Thanks for sharing your knowledge about your culture Manuel.  I learned alot.  Sue and Brent from the Central Coast of NSW wrote. ” Manuel, wonderful at telling us his history.  Thankyou for sharing and your patience with my painting.

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Old and new friends

John and Sue Kent who met Manuel 5 years ago at the Barunga Festival came and did a CE with their family also with Amber and Walter another couple from Holland.  Sue and John wrote. ” Thankyou Manuel for a most enjoyable morning.  It was so nice to see you again.  Best wishes and thanks to Alex and Petrena.”  Katryna their daughter wrote. “Thank you so very much it was such a great experience.  The kids had so much fun learning how to paint, make fire and throw a spear.  Will definitley recommend.”  Amber and Walter wrote” What  a nice, relaxing and educational way to spend a very hot day in Katherine.  Thanks Manuel for your interesting lessons. The guys all got the fire lit and Sue hit big red.

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Q Sunday

Alex and I attended the October Business Month dinner on Saturday night which was informative.  All about social media.  We were lucky enough to be sitting with Clare Maradani, who runs a series of workshops in Darwin through the year called Little Black Book.  Interested?  Checkout the lastest Territory Q with Mark Bouris on the front cover to find out more.  Bula our Agile wallaby thought he would take a look!!  Clare came on Sunday morning with her kids Duke and Indira and sister Andrea.  Clare wrote. ” Thank you Manuel. Best day ever-goes perfectly with cruise at the Katherine Gorge”. Andrea wrote. “Petrena, Alex  and Manuel thank you for your great hospitality…Great Experience.  We also had Peter and Ingrid all the way from Holland on their honeymoon who said. ” Great Experience.  You are beautiful persons.  We are Dalabon now!!!! xx  Oooh Thank you Peter and Ingrid.  We hope you enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in the Territory.

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Good start to the weekend

Saturday morning we had Nigel, Michelle, Grace and Jade turn up to do a CE. They wrote. “Thank you for a great experience. Manuel was very friendly and taught us and the kids a great lot about his culture. Highly recommed”. In the afternoon we had Elisa and Nathan and the Hayes Family. ” Wonderful experience-so much fun and hugley educational. Thank You Manuel” Sarah Hayes wrote. ” Amazing, never seen anything as incredible. Thankyou. Charlotte wrote. ” Cute wallabies” and added lots of smiley faces.
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Firelighting with Manuel

Check out the link on YouTube highlighting the firelighting technique, Dalabon way, with Manuel at Top Didj Cultural Experience.




Great morning

Another couple from the Netherlands did the CE today with an Aussie family travelling half way around Australia. Tim and Anita wrote. ” Thank you for your warm and wonderful wlecome. This is a great experinece! We wish you all the best. The Clough family wrote. ” Thanyou so much for assisting us create special memories as well as special artwork. Teaching our kids about all of our country is made easier with you helping”

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Hot but not bothered

The weather might be hot but once everyone gets into the swing of the CE the weather is forgotten and concentration kicks in.  Fun was had by all again at Top Didj.  The Kelly family wrote “The stories and insight into Aboriginal culture was very educational.  Manuel was great too! We enjoyed everything.” Nyree and Oscar wrote  “A fantasitc experience, especially for my 6 year old who said he enjoyed this the most out of his trip to NT so far. Thanks Manuel for a realistic and informative talk.”  Megan from Texas wrote ” Absolutley wonderful! I can’t wait to tell all my friends and family about it.  Thank you.”   Justine and Paul wrote ” Manuel was an excellent educator and very welcoming.  It is great to be able to take home some artwork and lots of wonderful potos. Thank you”  The Pollstena family wrote ” Manuel was fantastic, very knowlegeable and gave us lots of interesting facts.  The kids loved the presnetation, it was my sons favourite thing all holdiday and it takes a lot to impress him.”

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