Gili Island life – Saving the best for last
It was love at first sight.
As we climbed down from the boat, and touched our toes in the warm water we both did a little happy dance inside and knew we were back home again…
…before having a little nosey around.
Each country we have visited has a different form of transport. Phi phi was so small it has no cars and you just walked on foot everywhere. Bangkok hosted the tuk tuks. Chiang Mai – the jeep. Malaysia – standard car. And now Indonesia push the boat out with horse and cart.
Locals having some homemade fun!
I am still so taken by the beautiful shades of blue in the sea. I am literally in awe of how beautiful it is here.
Determined to soak up these moments and appreciate them before I return to the 12 month winter in England…
I know you can’t not like a boat really, but these boats remind me of spiders and i hate spiders….
After checking in to Trawangan Cottages, we dropped our bags and headed to the beach. We hadnt sunbathed for nearly two weeks so you couldn’t get us on that beach quick enough…
We have been so busy the last 5 days in Bali, we see this as a…well deserved relax.
Hey Leanne that’s ‘Nacho’ lunch is it?
I had called upon my good friend google again for a bit of knowledge on the island. As much as we love being beach bums, we were the other side of the world and felt we should probably explore.
Slightly worried for my life when Leanne offered to drive…
…but it meant I could sit on the back and be a camera whore 🙂
We headed clockwise around the island…
It only takes 1 hour 45min by foot to walk around the island and about 45 minutes by bike.
Half way round we opted for refreshments and eyed up a perfect location to come back to later to watch the sunset.
Myself and Lan literally in heaven.
Local birthday party 🙂
Just when you think it couldn’t get more beautiful…the sun begins to set and all the twinkly lights turn on…
Honestly this sunset was the most beautiful one I have EVER seen.
Over the past 8 weeks, we have been fortunate enough to travel to many beautiful islands and to so many paradises in their own right.
…and to top off a perfect day, we found a bar with English cider.
So pleased with ourselves that we decided to allocate our one night on the Gili Islands half way through our stay in Indonesia. Otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to push back, squeeze in and rearrange our plans to stay here an extra 3 days…