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Travel Blogs from Mataram
... quite early before heading back to bed for a satisfied snooze. When we came round again we got showered and ready for the day, hoping to venture out and find our own version of Christmas lunch somewhere within Mataram. Based on our previous days exploits with the search for beer we didn't hold much hope but outside our hotel was a park, and on the other side of the park was a hotel. The hotel was pretty swanky with a pool and plenty of residence knocking around - but ...
... nice people on my travels. The only oddity was the Norwegian/US couple who were pretty impressive and tore ahead of everyone else every step of the way. They were training to climb Everest and timed every step they took and would wait hours up the mountain before anyone else reached camp for the night. The rest of us would cross paths throughout the day and check in on each other. There was only one way up and one destination point so we generally all took our own ...
... minutes after our agreed arrival time we were still traveling and the town had long become a lonely track through desolate jungle. With probably our first bad feeling of the trip we turned around and rudely left our would be guide driving around the next bend into the distance. We returned to a Facebook apology from Aidy, we were almost sure we would have been treated to local lunch with his family but I didn't think it worth the risk, at least not with Emma on the ...
... the struggles of life completely worth it. Gili Air is my kind of island. Out of the three Gilis, this one wins without contest. I'm staying on the quiet side of the island and I wouldn't have it any different. The seclusion was a conscious choice after spending a few days on Gili Trawangan - I knew I'd need the mellow peace of this wonderful island. I've done very little today but that's expected here. ...
... started playing Metallica, and soon found himself singing along to “Nothing Else Matters”. Things became rapidly more difficult when the eclectic mix of songs move onto Oasis (which we just about fumbled through) and Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven”, before he finally lost us altogether with what was apparently Wet Wet Wet!
The walk back to the hostel found us both humming different tunes, although we had no idea how most of these had entered our ...
Other places to stay in Mataram
Medana Beach, 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 Pejanggi No 127 Cakranegara Lombok, Mataram | Hotelfrom $23
Jl. Ismail Marzuk No. 5, Mataram | Hotelfrom $25
Jalan Pejanggik No. 8, Mataram | Hotelfrom $45