The Gili Islands
Trip Start Jul 24, 2008
13Trip End Dec 2008
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As close to paradise as you could ever imagine...this little island near Bali and Lombock, Indonesia called Gili Trawangan (Gili T, by locals). Only accessible by ferry, there are no cars, no motorized vehicles at all except the boats - beautifully colored outriggers that bob like toys on the crystal clear water. The island transport? Horse drawn carriages and bicycles!
There are actually three Gili Islands (Gili Meno and Gili Air also). We chose this one because it was known as the "party island" (yeah, right!). There were parties here twice weekly at the local beach-front Irish bar or one of the dive shops (top-notch diving here). These were the 10pm until sunrise type of parties,
This was truly a "get-away" place where I immediately felt at home. Maybe it was the blue water, so bright that it hurt the eyes, or maybe it was the 20+ meter visibility on every dive,
Gili "T was an amazing remote island where you go to dive and relax!
The only motorized vehicles here are the boats. Those that bring you to the island from Bali or Lombock, and those that taxi you around or take you diving.
While we were there we met a wonderful woman named Anne from Bali. We spent several nights getting acquainted over dinners. After we left Gili T we met up with her again in Bali. It never ceases to amaze me - the wonderful people that we meet along the way, and that feeling of knowing you will cross paths again sometime!
Where I stayed