Ferry to Lombok, and bedbugs
Trip Start Oct 03, 2009
86Trip End Feb 28, 2010
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In the past ferries had sunk here and a German was really nervous about making the trip but he had no other choice. When the ferry docked we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was quite modern. It had comfortable seats and air conditioning and we were entertained the whole way across by a band playing on the small stage. However the music was so loud that many of us stayed up on deck.
On docking many people had prebooked their bus trip to Senggigi the small town further up the coast where most people spend the night. Unfortunately I had not done this so was forced to to hire a taxi to Senggigi. The hotel was awful. For the second time I slept in a bed with bedbugs. By the morning I was full of bites and in fact spent the early hours sitting in the chair outside my room.
This is a small holiday resort. there is a nice beach but most people use this as a stopover on the was to the Gilli Islands which are 3 tiny islands north from here. I decided to spend antoher day here whilst I decided where I wanted to go from here.