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Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Rinjani November 19th 2016

Als morgens um 03.30 Uhr unser Wecker klingelt fühlen wir uns beide wie gerädert. Die ganze Nacht hatte es unfassbar gestürmt, gewittert und wie aus Eimern geregnet und in unserem kleinen Schilfdachbungalow war es dadurch so laut dass wir kaum schlafen konnten. Dazu kam die Sorge, wie wohl unsere Wandertour auf den Mount Rinjani bei einem solchen Wetter ausfallen würde und ob sie überhaupt stattfinden kann. Wir haben zwar extra ganz Kuta auf den Kopf gestellt um noch zwei ansehnliche Regencapes zu finden, aber bei einem richtigen Unwetter macht das ganze trotzdem wenig Spaß. Nachdem ich um viertel nach vier mal den Fahrer geweckt habe, der uns eigentlich um 4 Uhr abholen sollte, fährt man und in etwa zweieinhalb halsbrecherischen Stunden nach Senaru, einem kleinen Dorf im Norden von Lombok und Ausgangspunkt unserer Wanderung. Dort der ... read more
Impressionen von Tag 1
Impressionen von Tag 1
der lange und steinige Weg zum Gipfel

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Kuta November 14th 2016

Von Nusa Lembongan fahren wir mit dem Schiff etwa zwei Stunden nach Lombok. Dafür müssen wir zunächst mit einem völlig überladenen kleinen Boot durch die Meeresenge zwischen Nusa Lembongan und Nusa Ceningan schippern, da unser "großes Boot" zu tief liegt, um dort anzulegen. Allerdings ist unser kleines Boot auch so voll, dass erstmal alle Einheimischen versuchen uns anzuschieben, weil wir nicht vom Fleck kommen. Letztendlich können wir nur ablegen, weil alle Passagiere in den vorderen Teil des Schiffes gehen und so das Gewicht etwas besser verteilen. Mitten auf dem Wasser steigen wir dann um auf das Boot, das uns nach Lombok, die noch etwas unbekanntere muslimische Nachbarinsel von Bali bringt. Im unteren Bereich des Bootes gibt es eine- dank Klimaanlage völlig unterkühlte- Kabine mit Fernsehern und allem möglichen Schnickschnack, aber man kann auch oben sitzen. Hier ... read more
Boots-Selfie
Kuta Beach
Neue Freunde am Kuta Beach

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan October 30th 2016

David here... We got up early and packed our things before a light breakfast and heading to the harbor to catch the 08:50 island hopper boat. We had thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Gili Meno. It helped that our room at Putri Bungalows was nice and had good facilities, mainly aircon I'll admit, and we left feeling relaxed and happy. Gili Meno feels like a small village where everyone knows each other and is very different to Gili Air which is laid back and relaxed but still caters much more to the tourist trade than Meno. So, onto Gili Trawangan, the party island, described as a backpackers paradise. The island hopper boat arrived and we set off on our way to Gili T, as it is known. All the boats when embarking and disembarking are done ... read more
Gili Trawangan - Kid feeding
Gili Trawangan - White Sangria's
Gili Trawangan - Drinks by the beach

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gili Meno October 27th 2016

Suzanne here... A few people back home have commented on the level of detail in this blog, the specifics of meals, taxi prices etc. I know it's probably a bit dull. The thing is, these details are not really aimed at you. Of course we hope that family and friends want to keep up with our travels. But that is just part of the story. For one, this is also to help other travellers who may be interested in specifics. Even more importantly (to us), this is our diary. It is meant to jog our memories in years to come. I totally get that you may not care that the babi kecap in Lovina was amazing. But reading about it in two years time on a wet day in Nottingham will bring it all flooding back ... read more
Gili Meno - Baby Turtles
Gili Meno - beach shot, Lombok in the background
Gili Meno - there's the black and white setting

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gili Air October 26th 2016

Suzanne here.... For the first time ever on any of our travels, the bus didn't arrive to pick us up. To be more accurate, it was full so drove straight past us. Cue our friendly homestay host Made looking anxious and texting them. To be fair I think someone would have come back for us eventually, but as it was just down the road I hopped on the back of Made's scooter and David walked down. The boat trip with Pacha / Kuda Hitam (two brands but the same firm) cost IDR 240 each, it was rather uncomfortable. Wet gritty floor, hard narrow seats, noisy and a strong smell of diesel fumes. But it got us there. We'd decided to do Gili Air first, the smallest and furthest away from Bali and nearest to Lombok. It's ... read more
Gili Air arrival in the rain
Gili Air - Happy hour cocktails at Chill-out bar
Gili Air - view of Lombok

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Kuta July 16th 2016

Hee lieve lekkere zongebruinde vakantiegangers, Zoals ik in mijn vorige blog al had geschreven zou het een verassing zijn vanuit welke exotische bestemming dit blogje geschreven zou worden. Dus bij deze zal ik jullie heel verrassend mededelen dat ik nog steeds op dezelfde plek ben. Ja, het plan was 2 dagen en ondertussen ben ik er dus al meer dan een week. Wat een ontzettende gezelligheid. En natuurlijk super avontuurlijk enzo. Surfffffff Nadat ik 7 weken had gespendeerd in de binnenlanden van Java was ik langzaamaan wel toe aan een beetje zon, zee en strand. Want hoewel het in Indonesië natuurlijk super duper heet is, had ik in mijn eerste 7 weken nog niet zo heel veel zon gezien. Daarom had ik dan ook besloten om een ticket richting lombok te boeken, wat volgens de verhalen ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan May 24th 2016

24th May Up soooo early today.. Waaaa!! 6.30am pick up as we wanted to make the most of our two nights back on Gili T. At the harbour waiting for the boat, i sat chatting to this Indonesian lady Maday, so sweet, she was selling sarongs, so bought one for my Mum, 50,000, that's like £2.50, so didn't want to knock her down, got Zoe over to buy one too :) It was 9.30am and the boat arrived, i wanted to sit at the back by the door as the last time it was soo stuffy inside, Zoe went up on the top deck to sunbath. Fuck that, i'd fry!!!! Two hours later we arrived back on Gili T.... Oh Heeeey :) :) Booked into Gili Castle, have wanted to stay here a couple times ... read more
Doesn't even need a filter
Our little chill spot
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Asia » Indonesia » Lombok May 21st 2016

Gili Trawangan is all fun in the sun. It is snorkel/scuba by day and party at night. Katie went diving while Nancy and Patrick snorkeled.... read more
Dive Sites around the Gili Islands
Scuba lesson
Katie suited up

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan May 19th 2016

Our adventure continues as we leave Bali for the Gili Islands.... read more
Bartering at the boat dock
Our boat to Gili T
Welcome Sign at Gili T

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Rinjani May 16th 2016

16th May Anyone who knows me.. knows, i'm not a morning person, i like a lot of sleep, i hate getting up, i always oversleep and I'm late for everything!! The alarm went off at 4am.... Waaaaaa!! I got up and went straight into a cold shower to wake myself up. Literally couldn't sleep at all last night, maybe got to sleep around 1am :( So three hours sleep before a day of trekking is not good :p The shower definitely woke me up tho :) I was actually buzzing for this, i wanted to do it the last time, but couldn't. Left keys at reception and waited for our pick up at 5am. Morning.... Kang and Pj in the minivan, then picked up Chelsea. Slept the whole way there, which was a shame as i ... read more
Mount Rinjani
On route..
Looks like Dartmoor




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