Mmmm Indonesian imitation liquor. Import taxes and anti-alcohol laws ensure that the price of imported liquor is ridiculous here. Bacardi White Rum is $65 CAD in the supermarket! Locally made hooch fills the void for the tourists on the Gilis and in Bali.
Gili Air August 9th 2014 Our kind Homestay owner Susi hooked us up with a cheap ride from Kuta Lombok to Gili Air. Gili is the Indonesian word for 'small island'. It really is small on the map so we weren't too stressed about finding a place to stay. Locals were however, consistently warning us that we may not find a place. We landed at the beach beside the dock with about 30 others on a old wooden boat. Surprisingly, it ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gili Air The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars" - Jack Kerouac, On The Road
We live and work on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada but travel feeds our soul. We can only live in paradise for so long before our desire to explore must be satisfied. Past adventures have seen us tramp around Europe for six months, live/work/travel around the beaches of Australia for another six months, Beijing, Colombia, the madness of India, all throughout Canada/USA closer to home and (comparitively) boring all-inclusive trips to Mexic... full info