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Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Senarau July 17th 2018

After a great sleep overnight with quite a quiet call to prayer from the local mosque we had breakfast and set off for the local market which was 5 minutes down the road to buy fish for the BBQ we would have on the beach that evening. We walked through the market feeling oddly, a little bit like a celebrity. As we weaved along the small passage ways in the market we were stopped by locals asking for a selfie! Apparenly, they like a photo with white people to post on Facebook - oh how the world has actually gone bonkers!! Our guide found a few stalls where there was a huge selection of fish and different seafood. He selected snapper, squid and tuna and bags of veggies, all selected from different stalls to spread the ... read more
Awesome view underwater
Coral and fish
BBQ on the beach

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Senarau May 30th 2018

Today Brian and I have booked a full day tour to the Senaru waterfalls, which are in the foothills of Mount Rinjani about a two hour drive north of the resort. Our guide introduces himself as Ifan. We head north along the main road around the island. It might be the main road, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not very narrow. It is nominally two lanes, but we need to pull off the bitumen whenever a truck comes the other way. We share the road with an endless stream of motorbikes, as well as stray goats, chickens, dogs and the odd cow. I don’t think it would be good if we ran into a cow, and based on what we’ve seen so far we suspect that the average life span of a dog that lives ... read more
Tanjung Market
Simon and Brian at Tiu Kelep waterfall
Irrigation channel, Senaru waterfalls

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Senarau July 24th 2007

After leaving Gili Meno we headed to Senarau ready to meet one of Morris' friends that runs climbs up Rinjani. We planned to do a 3day 2 night trek up to the summit which is just under 4ooom high! Once we arrived into Senarau calling in at a chemist nurse place to get some antibiotics for an infected mozzie bite for Ste's leg........we were greeted by Kario Morris's friend, a small guy with loads of Afro hair!!!! We put our bags into a very dirty room we headed up to the organisers restaurant. The restaurant overlooked Mount Rinjani, it didn't seem to look as high as it did from Gili Meno as we were already 900m high in the small town. We got a drink and then sat down to talk about prices and tours. We ... read more
Total fluke of a picture in a high speed taxi ride
sunset from 900m in senaru
sunrise on the morning of the failed climb!

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