Two Fabulous Days in Lombok Island

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turtles in trawangan gili
We took a plane to Mataram, in Lombok.   We went directly to the hotel, and from there we went to the Trio-Gili Islands, where we took a boat out to Gili Trawangan.



I went scuba diving and snorkeling there, which is considered one of the best diving spots in the world. Its also a partying location, and there were "magic mushrooms", tons of bars, and some cool looking turtles.



I have a video of me scuba diving, which is here:
Scuba Dive



We also saw weaving, hand made Sarongs.  The place let me try it, and these women spend their entire day making these.
Hotel
The handmade sarongs are expensive, but considering the amount of time and dedication it takes them to make it, as well as their survival on it as the major economic resource of the community, it was rewarding to support their ventures.


Another great feature of Lombok is the Banyumulek Pottery.



Some other cool parts were driving through the jungle, tasting some of the palm spring sugury waters, as well as feeding the wild monkeys from the roads.




As you can see from google maps, there are some amazing geographic features, especially the volcanic regions. If I wanted to go on that, I would have needed to have more time, and plenty of malaria shots!!




There were also times where we drove through the jungle - and saw some of the more local regions, which was less touristy. There - we had the opportunity to pet some of the cutest monkeys, and feed them. They ultimately got annoying, but it was fun at the time!



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turtles in trawangan gili
turtles in trawangan gili
Hotel
Hotel
sarongs!
sarongs!
lombok pottery!
lombok pottery!
on the boat!
on the boat!
lombok islands local market near t…
lombok islands local market near …
beach in trawangan gili
beach in trawangan gili
Gili Trawangan Islands
Gili Trawangan Islands
Feeding the MOnkeys
Feeding the MOnkeys
Beautiful Local Regions of Lombok,…
Beautiful Local Regions of Lombok…
This Spider is bigger than my hand
This Spider is bigger than my hand
tipical indonesian bathroom
tipical indonesian bathroom
Mataram
photo by: vivien_huang