SUNDAY POST: Throwback to Lombok’s Halcyon Days

Jul 14 – Aug 29, 2014.

Along that time span, I felt truly no burden in Lombok.

Lombok is an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa known for picturesque beaches and prime surf. The motor-vehicle-free Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno), off Lombok’s west coast, offer more beaches, reefs for diving and snorkeling, and a sea turtle hatchery. But you’ll never discover more if you come to the island as a tourist. Be a traveler, they said.

Here are some beautiful pictures of Lombok during my almost-2-month stay.

 

GILI TRAWANGAN ISLAND

At the northwest corner of Lombok
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Blue sky, white sand, the breeze. Trawangan’s pictures on my Instagram never fails. And the gelato. One is not enough.

SENDANG GILE WATERFALL

In the forest village of Senaru, Bayan District. Close to Mount Rinjani.

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Layered water flows, cool air, and green scenery are attractions. The journey to the waterfall is an excitement. Refer to Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall for more direction.

KAYANGAN DISTRICT

On the way to Sendang Gile Waterfall from Senggigi. Right before Bayan District.

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Since there’s no autumn season in Indonesia, this randomly found scenery is a special attraction.

SIRA BEACH

In Tanjung District. Close to Bangsal Harbor, a transfer point to Gili Islands.

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Overlooking the silhouette of Gili Islands and with views of neighboring Bali’s Mount Agung. Best sunset and young coconut drink (Indonesians called it Es Kelapa Muda).

GILI NANGGU ISLAND

At the southwestern peninsula of Lombok, Sekotong.

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Private island experience. Snorkeling is a must to discover underwater life. Surrounded by other small islands, diverse snorkeling spots are available.

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