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... get some sun, not for the sun option but more for the air, it can get a little crammed and sweaty when you squeeze 30 people plus luggage into a boat for 1.5 hours. So the sun deck was a nice way to breath and see the views as I left Bali and headed to Gili.
Gili T as it is called, is the largest of the three islands but still small to be able to ride your bike around in about 45 minutes. It is the most touristy with shops, bars, and diving. Gili ...
... before getting an early night.
Our lift arrived right on time and we drove to the start point stopping for a breakfast pancake and a coffee on the way. It didn't help that we got a puncture and stopped for 20 minutes to change but eventually we arrived 3 hours later. We had a pretty big group but ended up chatting mostly to a Spanish couple, a Russian guy, a French girl, a Danish girl and a Dutch guy. Before setting off we bumped into a group who had just finished ...
... wasn't so happy. Good luck sleeping now love! The prayers here can last quite a while at this time of the morning. I have never seen so many people out and about at 5.30am... unless you are in Berlin and heading onto another club for sunrise, of course. So, off I jump into my personal van and we fly through the darkness to Senaru village, about an hour away where most trekking companies are based, in the foothills of Rinjani. I met my group and guide from ...
... so fast on Gili that the feedback mechanism of TripAdvisor and other review sites hasn't kept up, so you have to be extra careful about what you pay for.
While the diving was great on Gili T, there isn't much else to do. The beaches all have lots of dead coral washed up on them, and it tends to be so windy that you get coated in sand if you try to simply relax. The western beach was supposed to be a bit nicer, but we never made it there, and there ...
... s Reef, the one we’re currently sitting over! The dive is OK, but is relatively short as one of the group seems fairly inexperienced and burns through his air pretty quickly! We head back and break for lunch, during which the boat miraculously gets repaired, then we’re out again to Meno Wall – which, again, is a good dive but not exceptional, and ends a little early too (someone needs to work on their air ...