We're on the Gili (not Gilligan's) islands
Trip Start Sep 30, 2009
37Trip End Ongoing
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
We're back to diving and life is good! We did a wee stop over in Bali, just enough time to get new glasses (lost mine) and to go out to the hard Rock Cafe one night before booking a bus/boat combo trip to Lombok. Luckily we did because we met an awesome couple presently living in Holland. They dive, they do rough travel and best of all they are our age! We ended up spending quite a bit of time with them. It was great just meeting them on the bus and boat.
There are three little Gili islands off the left coast of Lombok. White sand beaches, turquiose clear warm water, no cars (horses and carts only) , no dogs (only cats), Mo heaven.
Mike and I decided to hook up to a diving company right away so could get in five dives immediately and get back on our diving flippers
Gili Trawagan had a rather 'young' feel and though the water was clear turquoise blue I think there would be other spots more interesting to hang out in. Once again it was so hot we could barely sleep. The fan was a teeny weeny oscillating fan set high on the A frame bungalow's roof...not many good nights of sleep. Thank goodness we were only a few minutes away from the dive company., We slipped out of bed in the morning, donned bathing suits and were at manta Diving a few minutes later. Then we slipped into our wet suits and a quick boat trip later we were under water....pretty good!