1.11.13

LAST DAYS IN INDONESIA: LOMBOK


We had to say goodbye to the beautiful Gili Islands eventually and we moved on to Lombok. The less touristic version (and I dare to say the more appreciated by us) version of Bali. We visited Senggigi, a little harbor town and Kuta Lombok, a surfspot in the south of the island. Not that we surfed there but we enjoyed the beaches and the great great weather.

The whole trip I hadn't been eating a lot (except for white oreo cookies, oooppsss), because I wasn't that fond of the food there (Yeah, What?!?!). Not that I really hated it because we did have some great GadoGado and Fried Rice in Ubud but I also had some little stones in it once, and the very common black hairs where working against my appetite... But I have to say, we had some great feeds in Lombok! The best curry of the trip, in this little warung in Senggigi and I swapped banana pancakes for pineapple pancakes which worked better for me ;-)

After a little beach party in Gili Air (sorry no pictures), we couldn't wait for a similar party in Lombok. Unfortunately, there weren't enough people I guess. We did have a great night at some reggae bar with live music. The band only played Bob Marley songs, I think they knew how to play 10 of them so they played it over and over again... Lucky for us, we had Fien with us who performed a little song as well later at night :-)

And then, there was the way back to Bali, to catch our planes back to Belgium for the girls and Sydney for me... It included moments that I honestly thought I was going to die and at the same time moments Nele got rid of her fear for water and boats... Or not? Well let me explain, because we had some bad experiences with the first fast boat we took to get to the islands (think big waves, we were on the deck, everything soaking in salty water, including my laptop, passports and our cameras... Luckily, everything is still alive!!) we decided to go with another company. Some local had recommended this one because it was even faster. AND YES it was faster but SO fast that people started throwing up, the boat started making the loudest noises and we kind of thought the boat would break in two. Which didn't happen. Of course. But still haha :D it was a big adventure!!!

To end this with some positive notes: this island is just wonderful and we just had the best trip! Another thank you to Fien and Nele for joining and making this trip so nice & hopefully we can redo this / make it a tradition to do some travels now and then! :-)