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Travel Blogs from Gili Trawangan
Yesterday we arrived at Gilis Trawangan a little before noon. It is largest in the series of three small islands right off the coast of Lombok. The island is so small that you can actually walk around the entire island in around 2 hours. They also have no motorized vehicles on the island. What they do have are horse drawn carriages. I actually felt …
... unexpectedly small, though I was always hearing it. It’s basically
the size of a small garden shed and made on concrete, but must have a speaker
set bigger than the building. We can
hear the chanting from quite a distance.
This one I reckon must be for the more impoverished locals
who can’t afford the fees at the other mosque.
They’ve rebelled and turned a little house into their ...
... out well. We inched along as the wedding party played music and danced. Everyone else looked happy and carefree. I just could not shake the bride’s expression.
We finally moved past the processional and the race to the shop resumed. At a few stoplights, children played a ukulele. Another of Obbie’s many talents was music. He gave the kids money and told them to get another string after noticing that they only had 4. Something was off about him. He ...
... sun, dehydration, lack of sleep (excitement being here), and just like that, we were good to go.
Our local friend Putu drove us to the port at Padang Bai- about 40 kms or so away yet almost an hour and a half by car. Many weddings on this day, apparently auspicious as determined by the moon, stars, sun and the odd soothsayer.
We arrived at PadangBai but as usual it was a matter of "hurry up and wait." After much gnashing of the teeth we secured ...
We spent 8 days on Gili Trawangan, which is by far the most amount of time we've spent in one place for the past 3 months, we rocked up on a little speed boat, to find the only form of transport on the island was horse and cart, we fortunately didn't need a nag as our home stay was close to where we landed, we just needed to negotiate a flea market and we were fine.
We booked a ...
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