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Asia » Indonesia » Lombok September 20th 2013

Mt Rinjani (20 Sep to 24 Sep) Ali (the man who allowed me to sleep in his travel agency) came and gave me a present for my mum as well as the ticket back to Lombok. So after breakfast I headed off to the ferry port, trip back was a lot quicker with less waiting between buses and ferries. Thanks to my tablet and an app called Maps with me I was able to get off at Pringgabaya before dawn. From there I was going to get a bemo (mini bus) to Sapit but a man offered me a ride on an ojex (scooter) so I decided to take that instead. As luck would have it we had a flat tire around half way (that's the 3rd time in 3 scooter rides). He arranged an alternate ... read more
Ferry about to leave Flores
The road to Mt Rinjani on the back of a small truck
Monkey along the track to Mt Rinjani

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gili Air September 14th 2013

Arriving on Gili Air my main priority was to find a diving company, and book a dive for the morning. After visiting a few different dive shops I finally settled with the first, and arranged a dive for 8am. Turning up in the morning I discovered I was the only customer on the 8:30 dive, so it was to be just me and my instructor. The dive was at shark point, and despite there being no guarantee of seeing any sharks, my instructor soon found me a white tipped reef shark around 1m long hidden in some rocks. It was amazing to see my first shark, just a shame it didn't come for a swim so I could get a better view! After leaving the shark I also saw thousands of fish in their schools, and ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Sengigi August 29th 2013

Selamat Malam... Auf dem Weg nach Bali II, Räucherstäbchen, Blütenpracht, Hindutempel , sternenklare Nacht.... ....Liebe, Hass ,Triebe, selbstzerstöhrender Geist. Gift des Unterbewusstseins in die Seele sickernd und dunkle Seiten der Selbsterkenntnis, schwere Zeiten liegen hinter Kilometern von Kontinenten. Was ist der Geist? Bio-chemische Reaktionen, evolutionäre Abläufe in das Gedächtnis der DNA gebrannt. Über Jahrmillionen verschlüsselt und in zehn Jahren entschlüsselt, doch wer hält den Schlüssel in der Hand? Eines der auf der Erde innewohnenden Organismen, Geister, Golems ,Götter? Der Mensch sich selbst zum Gott der Schöpfung emporhebend in dem Bewusstsein allem und jedem überlegen zu sein....Nur nicht seinem eigenen EGO... Ein Ablauf von Reizweitergabe, durchgebrannter Synapsen, sich neu verknotend, um sich selbst windend, rechte, linke Gehirn... read more
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Asia » Indonesia » Lombok August 13th 2013

I was able to convince a new friend of mine to join me on vacation. Most of the newbies wanted to stay around Jakarta for the holidays and get more established before school started. Jakarta is a city with one of the largest populations in the world – certainly in Asia. During this Muslim holiday millions of people leave the city so it’s actually a great time to explore the local hot spots as the time you spend in traffic gets cut down in half. As tempting as it was to stick around, I figured I could experience the close destinations on weekends. I really wanted to get out of Jakarta and see a different part of Indonesia. There were three of us who traveled together. A girl I met here, but also her friend from ... read more
Checked In. We took our backpacks and that was all.....
Flying into Lombok you could see Mt. Rinjani
Porters and thier loads

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Sengigi August 8th 2013

Aloha zusammen, Lombok ist chilli und chilli ist lombok. Exkurs Sambal und wie ich lernte das beste chilli der welt zu lieben. Sambal ist ein Mix aus tomaten, chilli, knoblauch, limone, zwiebeln, und je nach warung noch vieles mehr. Ich würde es mit der vielfalt der barbercue saucen der USA noch vor 15 jahren vergleichen als noch keine french fries ketten das kulturelle erbe der USA kaputt gemacht ahben,und ist eher eine paste. man serviert es warm kalt lauwarm und auch handzahm für die turis. Man muss schon ausdrücklich nach einem lombok sambal verlangen wenn man nicht den turi scheiss bekommen will. Sam nannte mich schon nach dem ersten besuch in seinem warung HOt man, weil er merkte wie sehr ich diese wunderbare würzmischung liebe. ja es ist ein traum .... after burn and burn after... ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Rinjani August 8th 2013

Sometimes you know when you are getting yourself into a mess. Trust me, I have gotten myself into jams so many times (and more often than not, knowingly) but the ones that hurt the most are the times when you envision yourself to be the ass kicker only to walk away hobbled and broken. Enter Mt. Ranjani. Yes, I had heard the stories of the freezing summits and bone-chilling nights. I had heard about the scrambley talus slopes that make even the best footwear a rather desperate but yet redundant expense. I had heard that at 3700 meters, that many, if not the majority of those who started would turn back, never reaching its summit. And I heard about the days of leg pain that would be a complimentary gift of the mountain lasting for days ... read more
Base camp I: Crater Rim
Sunrise from the Crater Rim
Crater Lake

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Kuta August 3rd 2013

Salam zusammen, wenn ich eine fluggesellschaft wär dann Lion Air, oder besser gesagt chaotisch unzuverlässig nicht immer sauber aber man kommt doch ans ziel mit mir oder ohne mich .... irgendwie halt.. irgendwann und dehydriert, jeder der engerern freunde kennt meinen/unseren trockenen Mund .Es gibtwieder viel zu berichten von chaos trippenden javanesen verwinkelten Gassen die längste Kao San Road und vieles mehr oder war es doch meer. Nach einer kurzen aber sehr erholsammen Nacht und ständigen Kämpfen gegen die vom surfen doch schon leicht angeschagenen Muskeln, ja der rücken Krumm das Hirn Stumm ...öähh ... sabber .. wellen.. horizont.. denken was ist das. Leben im moment im Präsenz wartend und schaukeld auf seinem Board. Nicht urteilend über das Set welches über dich hereinbricht und doch dankbar, sehr dankbar diese Momente leben zu können.Wellenr... read more
lava..lava..und das Meer
Korallen
Besuch einer ngo

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan June 22nd 2013

Day 279 (Thurs 13thJune) With my flight at 6am and check in from 4am I decided I would stay awake all night and then when I get to wherever I end up I would sleep the day away. I walked around trying to find a plug socket to charge my computer and keep me entertained for the evening. There was nothing in the domestic terminal but I found one in the international. I sat on the floor watching a film and various episodes of the big bang theory as hundreds of, I’d guess Australians came through the terminal, all with blonde hair, tans and surfboards. At around midnight I headed back to the domestic terminal and sat in the closed KFC dining area and continued my films and tv night. At 4am I headed for check ... read more
Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia
Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia
Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan June 20th 2013

So I haven't done this since KL which was 2 countries ago, this could be a long one. We spent 5 days in KL; most people we have met don't rate the city that much but I reckon if they had the tips we did they'd change their tune. My big sis lived there so we got the insider info on what to do which was awesome. We saw Iron Man 3 (meh) in the Pavilion cinema which is at the top of a huge mall, its well bling! Best cinema trip ever – reclining leather armchairs, blankets and waiter service just a button away, all for £12! We also went to the Sky Bar on top of a snazzy hotel and had free cocktails and saw the Petronas Towers and we went to an indoor ... read more
Fish Foot Spa
The Kempster Dance
Universal Studios Singapore

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gili Meno June 13th 2013

We are currently in Ubud (Bali) but stories and pics from up to Gili Islands... Trip so far: BALI - Kuta (unfortunately) >Sanur > Nusa Lembongan > LOMBOK - Gili Trawangan > Gili Meno > Senggigi > BALI - Padangbai > Ubud We started the trip in Kuta, a shithole to say the least. Imagine a really nice beach with about 7000 people on it, beside it a Starbucks, KFC, McDonalds and Tony Romas of all things. Thank goodness we had a great hotel to decompress, avoid the westernized madhouse and get rid of the jetlag. Made the choice to head over to Nusa Lembongan after that, it was a great choice. Ended up staying in the super nice part (Mushroom Bay) for super cheap. Had a place right on the amazing beach and just relaxed ... read more
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lady at fish market (love this pic)
teri in temple door




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