Manta Dive Gili Air Resort
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From Kuta Lombok, we hopped on a small ferry over to Gili Air. It was a quick 20 minute ride. The islands are so chill and slow paced. There are no cars or scooters, just bicycles and horse carriages and it only takes about an hour to walk around the islands. We didn't have a place to stay and after getting off the Ferry some guys from a dive shop …
Coral View was quiet and relaxed. The owner's son Li Am, who runs the kitchen, paid us a personal visit to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. He went to International schools and spent a good deal of time in Australia and now he's back to help run the hotel. Friendly guy. Li Am was working on a lemon sorbet recipe and gave us a sample, thank god …
... head back to Australia. This involved getting rid of anything they would not let us in with, and cleaning anything that looked like it had been anywhere exciting (e.g. our walking boots).
We met up with Andrew and Bonnie again in the evening and went to one of the more expensive restaurants for some nice seafood and dessert, which was well worth the effort. Then we said our goodbyes since we would be heading off to Kuta in Bali the next day … our Asian journey was almost over!
... but certainly not calm. The waves were strong but it was the currents which were really scary. Even with my life vest on, I didn't feel comfortable going in to the deeper end. And the life vests didn't have the ****** supports so if you immersed yourself in the water, there's a high chance it's just going to float out of your body. Anyway, the girls took off snorkeling first, guided by Eko while I snorkeled with Abah. But darn, those currents are ...
... to fix this. Go back to the computer and change the name. It takes 2 minutes."
By now Cody had had a chance to collect himself and stepped back in.
"Give me the number for the airline."
"OK. I call."
"No. Give me the number. .I will call."
Cody was making the call to the airline and was on hold.
The friendly, helpful motorbike rental assistant had returned.
"You give me passport."