Blogs from Gilli Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia, Asia - page 9


Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan June 26th 2010

Greetings from Gili! I know I keep saying that every stop we make is more beautiful than the last but this has to take the cake. The Gili Islands just to the East of Bali are a small group of three islands which are part of Lombak, Indonesia. When I say it is a slice of heaven that is an understatement. We were intending on staying for only a couple of days and that quickly turned into a 9 day stay, we have adapted quite well to the beach life style. So our adventure began on a “fast boat” from the shores of Bali. Many of you know I am a duck in water, so I initially asked if I could sit on the top of the 30 person fast boat. The crew laughed and made ... read more
"the fire dance'
Landing in Gili
The Moon

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan June 19th 2010

June 1st-June 5th Gili Trawangan I turned in the book from this island, so it was time to celebrate! We had been to this island last year, and just loved it. Such a party scene where the mushrooms are legal and every little whim is catered, too, but all in a bucolic sort of way. We snorkeled, dived, ate, drank, danced, and met some great folks. (Hi Stefan and Joy!) On the first full day after I turned in the book, we set out on bikes and explored around the whole island, ducking onto isolated beaches all along the way to find some good swimming and snorkeling. The next day we hung out with folks at a pool bar after I dived horribly, behaving like a proper underwater tourist (couldn’t get my buoyancy, couldn’t clear my ... read more
Pool Bars=Great Idea
Charlotte and Joy Dancing
Water Around Gili T

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan May 17th 2010

Dear Friends, Greets from the sunny Indonesia! I am still enjoying my time here, recently traveling around! We spent a couple of days (8-11 May) on the famous Gili islands, mostly on Gili Trawangan. Went with a group of 15 people, it took quite a while to get there! 1,5h in the bus and then almost approx 4 hours with a boat. Scenery was amazing, we passed the whole east part of Bali and saw the volcano. The water around these islands is sooo blue, amazing! Each day we spent around 4 hours snorkeling, something these islands are famous for. Very beautiful! For the rest, chilling with friends and going for nice seafood dinners on the beach. Check out the almost 30 pictures to see how that looked like! :) Kisses Ilze... read more
Leaving Bali
Leaving Bali
Our private beach on the boat :)

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan April 5th 2010

We got to the beach town of Senggigi towards the north-west coast of Lombok and began the usual trawl for accommodation. Of course, everything listed in a guide book is twice the price that is stated despite the place being pretty well deserted so we were lucky to find the one budget place left in town (Atithi guest house) and went to bed for a few hour to catch up on the lack of sleep from the previous night's bus trip. Later on we strolled along the town's only street to the post office which was closed for Easter Sunday- much to our surprise as Lombok's population is mainly Muslim. Never mind: the woman who was living in an adjoining bungalow was happy to open up and sell us some overpriced postcard stamps and we headed ... read more
Sengigi 2
Sengigi 3
Boat trip to Gili T

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan March 26th 2010

The Gili Islands are like something out of a movie. Tranquil and relaxing and so beautiful that each picture you take seems like it should be on a postcard. A place where rolling blackouts are still the norm and motorized transport is banned. A place where you can step off the beach and snorkel with giant sea turtles, or hike up to a WWll Era Japanese military bunker and watch a perfect sunset. A place that is hard to reach but even harder to leave. We arrived on Gili Trawangan (The largest of the three Gili's) on a picture perfect day. Finding a hostel was somewhat difficult as all the tourists had come to Gili to avoid being in Bali during Nyepi, a Balinese religious holiday. We eventually found one a few hundred metres from the ... read more
Relaxing in Gili
Undeveloped Beach

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan March 3rd 2010

So after the exciting feats of Berastagi, the time had unfortunately come to leave the adventures of Sumatra behind, along with the beautiful landscape, and travel down to the beaches of the Gilli Islands where Lucy (another of my housemates from university) would be waiting. We estimated the journey would take us about 28 hours, our naively optimistic opinion was telling us that it shouldn’t be too bad... 36 hours later, and once again, we were wrong. Phase one of the journey included another 2 hour ride on our favourite bumpy modes of transport - the public buses, with an exciting twist being that the aisle was so thin, you could barely move between seats sideways, ensuring that if you happened to be carrying a backpack, injuries were going to occur. Next phase of the ... read more
Sunset from the boat
The boat to the Gilis

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan March 2nd 2010

Good Day All!!, Well, to start things off, we have found the perfect little island 2 hours from Bali and 15 minutes from Lombok. These are a set of three islands Gili T, which is the largest is where we hang our hat for a few days. We have been here one night and wish we could stay for months. At a whopping rate of .04 cents a minute a have some time to write about our travels without breaking the bank. Our group we are traveling with is an amazing selection of amuzement. We have seen the craziest of foods and the most abundent range of shops, bars, clubs, and horse driven taxi's. There is a strict law of NO scooters or cars on this island, it takes about 2 hours to walk around the ... read more
bali sunset
when we arrived in the gili islands..our island
the restaurant views.

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan January 13th 2010

Hello! We're enjoying a fairly relaxed day on Gili T, although we did manage to fit in walking around the entire edge of the island! It's lovely here, and the weather hasn't been too hot today like yesterday. I'm a little bit burned but Sarah got the worst of it! We arrived in Senggigi on Lombok on the 8th (I think) and didn't do an awful lot, it took most of the day to get there having left quite late. Then we spent a day relaxing, and then the day after we hired a moped and managed to get ourselves to the Ganggi waterfalls and back without falling off and/or hurting ourselves. It was a bit hairy - I was doing the riding although Sarah had a few goes as well, although not with me on ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan December 27th 2009

Da wir am Ende der Indonesienreise nach Bali zurueck kommen wollten, war es nach zwei weiteren und somit insgesamt 16 Tagen in Kuta an der Zeit, ein weiteres Stueckchen Indonesien kennenzulernen. Und weil ja auch Silvester vor der Tuer stand, war unser Ziel diesmal die Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan vor Lombok um genau zu sein. 6 Uhr Morgens ging es auf zur Faehre in Padang Bai, die zwar mit einem Trip (inklusive Bus und Boot) von insgesamt 12 Stunden laenger als das Speedboat (3h) dauerte, dafuer aber viel billiger war. Und zu meiner Ueberraschung gab es sogar Betten an Board, sodass die Fahrt richtig angenehm war und am Abend sassen wir schon in einer der gemuetlichen Strandbars auf den Gilis und haben uns bei einheimischer Livemusik billigen Rum schmecken lassen. Viele sagen ja, dass die Gilis ... read more
Ueberal auf der Insel konnte man herrlich relaxen
Und auch das Schnorcheln war genial
Hier ist die Insel noch menschenleer

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan November 14th 2009

November 14 2009 - November 22 2009 TRANSPORT: Padangbai (Bali) to Gili Trawangan--Rp150,000 (includes ferry to Lembar, bus transfers to Bangsal and boat to Gili Trawangan) Gili Air to Senggigi--Rp75,000 (includes boat to Bangsal and bus transfer to Senggigi) HOTELS: Snapper Bungalows (Gili Trawangan) Twin, fan, cold water, western toilet--Rp150,000 inc breakfast. Not a bad value place just opposite the beach. Restaurant serves some great food and for once a pretty decent breakfast! Tao Kombo (Gili Meno) Double "platform", outside squat toilet, cold water--Rp100,000 inc. breakfast A unique place with a few bungalows and two platforms. Yes platforms and they do exactly what they say on the tin! Literally a platform, with a mattress and mosquito net and a private outside toilet. Worth the experience! Nina Bungalows (Gili Air) Double, fan, cold water, western toile... read more
Padangbai to Lembar
Padangbai to Lembar
Padangbai to Lembar

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