Category Archives: Lombok

The island beside Bali.

A perfect day on Gili Air

Actually we had 3 perfect days on Gili Air. We snorkelled the first day and I swam with a turtle! We had a dinner on the beach with the tide coming in and surf pounding as we ate. I had … Continue reading

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Gili Air an Island Paradise

First I have a confession to make…we are already back from the Gili Islands and are currently at the Puri Dalem Hotel in Sanur on the island of Bali. Our Lombok tour with GAdventures is over and I am behind … Continue reading

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Where the hell is Hati Suci?

This very basic, home stay accommodation was in the tiny remote village of Sapit. It was a rocky, lurching bus ride to the mountain side location but worth every moment. The photo of the road in the slideshow is the … Continue reading

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Local weaving of the Sasak people

We had enough time for an impromptu stop in a tiny village to visit the local weavers and the co-operative where their beautiful fabrics are sold. The purple/blue fabric the fellow is holding in the co-op is the one I … Continue reading

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Tetebatu and the Wisma Soedjono Hotel

  This hotel was a hospital founded by Dr Soedjono and now is a low key off the beaten track hotel for those wanting a retreat or a facility to see the local culture. Hanna (one of my travel mates) … Continue reading

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The Road to Tetebatu

We arrived off the ferry save and sound and headed to Tetubatu, a village on the southern slopes of Mt. Rinjani. The roads are busy with motorbikes, horse and carts and trucks. Enroute, we lucked out and saw a ritual … Continue reading

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The island of Lombok “the righteous way”

I joined GAdventures for an 8 day exploration of the island of Lombok. Its very different from Bali. For one thing its Muslim but Bali is Hindu. That impacts the architecture and sleep! Every morning we have woken up to … Continue reading

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