Villa Almarik Lombok
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Travel Blogs from Gili Trawangan
... particularly scary, they merely resemble oversized geckos with long tongues and a sluggish demeanour. We were told they can run fast- at over twenty kilometres per hour- and their bite can be deadly as it contains bacterial toxins that, once injected into the bloodstream, cannot be neutralised and a slow, painful death ensues. Best always take the warden’s advice then.
We headed off from Rinca to get on our way to Kanua Island- a few hours away and once again, some of the ...
... element to that choice. It is, understandably, hard for her to understand how that works. So, we talked about our lives, and how we saw them going forward from this point forward. The differences in culture, and yet the same set of expectations. The dating scene, and how difficult she finds to find the right people in the dating scene. As she describes it, she wants to find someone in whom she finds some qualities she really admires, but ends up with pricks ...
... young and want to party a lot but we much prefer the mellower vibe here. Of the 3 touristy Gili Islands (Trawangan, Meno, and Air), this one has the most locals on it, even though it's smaller. While there are loads of restaurants and bars and dive shops and everything else a tourist wants, it hasn't grown too big (yet). We love it. The beaches are fantastic and the seafood is amazing and cheap.
We booked a nice room in the middle ...
... and the lodging options vary from backpacker hovel to extreme ritz. It just wasn't our style though and we decided to leave for Gili Air, which is supposed to be the not too big (Gili Trawangan), not too small (Gili Meno), but "Just Right" island.
My take on Gili Trawangan is that the magic is gone. It amazes me that they don't do a better job of cleaning the island. You have to buy water bottles here and there's ...
... reading a book or looking out into the ocean. What we would have called terrible service at the start became just an 'endearing trait' of the island. Ultimately we had nowhere to be so it didn't really matter if we spent an hour watching the ocean while we waited for our food. I enjoyed our views of the ocean over a breakfast of egg jaffles (don't ask where that term came from but it's basically a fried egg between two pieces of toast) and fresh fruit juice. I ...