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Travel Blogs from Mataram
... Shame. We spent the morning on the beach where we were accosted by children selling bracelets, and I quote "pleeeease, I need money for food and books for school" heart breaking...although we now know they were lying. Entrepreneurial little *****. Also a Chinese lady took a photo while we were sunbathing, I wanted to be surprised but I've become desensitised to this sort of thing. Dinner and drinks slowly turned into an early night ready for our tour of the island in the morning. ...
... they pretty much RAN up the mountain ahead of us to set up meals (always laying out our three camps chairs on an adorable Hello Kitty mat) and our tents for the night. I could just about put one foot in front of the other during the steep parts and I only had a 10L backpack to carry. Man I'm unfit! The first day consisted of about 5 hours trekking altogether and about 2 hours of break time. It was a pretty heavy day, starting off relatively easy then rapidly ...
I seem to be doing all my commuting by boat at the moment. This morning I took the boat to Gili Air to spend two nights before heading to Lombok (which will be the last of my boat commutes). Sitting on a bean bag on the beach, cocktail in hand listening to chilled out music while watching the sun slowly set in the distance over Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. You can't put a price on this. It's moments like this ...
... br> Back to the pool to rest from all that activity until Gusti blew the whistle for the big volleyball game. He had rallied the staff and we split into teams. He runs a fast paced game, blowing his whistle, calling the score and controlling the play. The net is strung between two palm trees and the sun was setting over the ocean as the games finished. Beautiful! We all played well. the boys were throwing themselves ...
... with great stories to tell and are a font of useful information about where to eat, drink, stay, snorkel or anything else you could want on the island and beyond.
The dive course itself was more intense than I had imagined, nothing is as easy as it looks. The first pool session was hilarious as I banged into the wall several times on the laps around the pool, trying to keep level and failing miserably. One of the most challenging skills is getting your buoyancy ...
Other places to stay in Mataram
Medana Beach, Tanjung, Mataram | 5 star hotelfrom $310
- Ein guter Preis für den Luxus
- Wonderful honeymoon
- Missing the boat
Jln. Sriwijaya 81 , Mataram | Hotelfrom $55
Jl. Raya Mangsit Senggigi, Mataram | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Jl. Bung Karno No. 7, Mataram | Hotelfrom $39
Jl. Pejanggik 127, Mataram | Hotelfrom $23
Jl. Ismail Marzuk No. 5, Mataram | Hotelfrom $25
Jalan Pejanggik No. 8, Mataram | Hotelfrom $45