Puri Indah Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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... was 2am. YES, two o'bloody clock. So to save time and chilly thrills at 2am, I was already dressed and ready to go for our 3 hour trek through the wee hours to the summit. Well as ready as I could be... I was a nervous wreck the night before and barely slept... it was also very cold which would not have helped. Too late to turn back now... I just had to GO FOR IT.
NEXT: Our "3 hour" summit SLOG (try 4 and a half!) and the beginning of my Rinjani Hobble! Hobblin' ...
The undoubted must-see destination for backpackers is the Gili Islands (The name is tautological as the word "Gili" just means "island" in the local language.) They are regarded as a hedonistic paradise similar to the Thai islands, an impression which is not dispelled by the journey there, in which the bus stops at the intriguingly named Bunga Bunga Cafe. Like Sark, motor vehicles ...
... three and a half hours in, collapsing in a heap on mats the porters had kindly put out for us. Our guide also told us that we had hiked very quickly, which put a smile on all our tired faces. I was speechless when he said he wasn't going to eat as he was on Ramadam. The porters and our guide are superhuman! Food took an hour to cook, but was worth it as we tucked in to vegetable noodle soup, rice and fruits. We had taken on so much water so had to find a bush to have a ...
... when a diver gets low on air. This time it was Ed who signalled fifty bar remaining. When we logged the dive it was 31 minutes, max depth was 12m (the max you can go as a non-certified diver) and I had seventy bar remaining which I was happy with for a first dive.
The next day Mimi was too ill to dive, this was a bit frustrating as we woke up early and I was paranoid at not being competent with some of the questions for the 4th and 5th part of the five tests I had to ...
... sharks and this would cause chaos in the marine ecosystems. Taking all this on board, it was a real privalidge to see a shark on our discovery dive and also our deep dive (down to 25m) as they are going to become harder and harder to see in the wild. The turtles were unbelievable too. We saw turtles (both green and hawksbill ) on every dive, some really very close up, one swam right beneath me and ollie was within touching distance of one (although we musn't touch them) then on ...