Sep 13, 2006
May 08, 2008
Rite, so xmas was done and next on the list was the island of Lombok.. or one or two bits of it rather... Anyway took off early from Bali and a 2 hour bus ride up the coast to a harbour town called Padangbai, from here it was a slow ass ferry for 5 hours over to Lembar on Lombok. Now five hours on this is a scourge cos u can literally see from Bali to Lombok so it cant be that far. The ferry was boring and even worse than an irish ferries journey between pembroke and rosslare, so i sat up on the deck and did get to see a school of dolphins jumping along beside the boat. Anyway once i hit Lembar i took another bus an hour north to a town called Senggigi. I just stayed a nite and a day in Senggigi but it was really nice, pretty quiet and a crackin beach with volcanic sand, water here was crystal clean. I spent the evening chatting with some locals i met in a restaurant and went to the tropicana bar to see some cover band who were awful but was still entertaining.