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Trip to the Gili Islands in Indonesia

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Gili Meno from Gili Air

  • Gili Trawangan It is where the march is and young people although in December there is little tourism and it is wonderful.
  • In Gili Meno You will feel like a real Robinson Crusoe with dream beaches and very few people walking.
  • Gili Air It is in the middle of the two with some more restaurant but very quiet at night.

Best of all, the only means of transport on the three islands is the horse or the bicycle. Not even a motorcycle noise is heard, except for a ship, a bird and the sound of the waves.

Gili Trawangan

Sunset at Gili Trawangan

I planned to stay for four or five nights on the islands and my first contact was with Gili Trawangan. I arrived with an English couple and we looked for something cheap inside the town. We found decent rooms that after haggling we managed to settle for Rs 90,000 with bathroom in the room and breakfast included. His name was Famunaya.

The bungalows that are on the seafront are quite expensive. They move over 200 and to the north, where time stops with the movement of the waves there are beautiful bungalows where the price already bites a little more. Anyway, in low season the price can be lowered and much.

It was 11 and he had nothing else to do but explore the islands. I rented a bicycle for 35,000 and I set out to take a whole tour of the island stopping where I turned and taking a good bath at each beach.

The turquoise water surrounds the fine white sand as if it were a postcard. It doesn't matter if you go north or south. The beaches are beautiful and the only difference is to find tourists or keep a piece of island for you just for a while. A true paradise.

I was surprised to see that I had gone around the island in just a couple of hours including dip.

In the eastern part you have views of the nearby Gili Meno while in the deserted western part you can see the mountains of Bali. This is the ideal area if you are looking for a place where the ministry of finance does not find you.

According to the Lonely Planet in the Gili it never rains. Well, the first afternoon I was there, it started to sparkle a little, although the huge clouds over Lombok didn't quite reach the island.

At night I went out for drinks with my new English friends. As in low season there are few tourists, the bars take turns walking nights. We went where the action was and found the bar quite full especially of young Australians. the double rum with tail came out for about 20,000 rupees and although they had a strange flavor they did their job.

On the second day I stayed at Gili Trawangan and went around the island in search of shade to have a good hangover.

Gili Meno

Gili Meno

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