Monday, June 23, 2008
Gili Trawangan, Lombok.
I met wonderful friends here from Indonesia, America, Germany, Sweden, and Japan. Gili T as the travelers call it, is an amazing little island off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia. This backpacker island has no ATMs, fantastic snorkeling, and a very au-natural nightlife scene. You can walk around the island in about 3 hrs. With no electricity and run on generators, the electricity would be lost sometimes for 30% of the day/night. On an island where there are no gas-powered vehicles, only horse drawn carriages and bicycles for transport, it was quite amazing when the power went out at night.
Here was the first place I had ever seen the southern cross in the sky.