Sumbawa is not too far from Lombok and still in same province, West Nusa Tenggara. I tried to go to Sumbawa by bus and ferry. Start from Sweta bus station in Mataram, I tried to reject ticket scalpers. The bus was late but comfort enough. 8 hours trip (include one hour by ferry) to Sumbawa is easy. But the weather is hotter than in Lombok make me little bit tired.
Mayority food in Sumbawa is seafod, when visit one of friend house, always fish offered. They have boiled fish mixed with young mango and chili. The taste is lil bit hot and sour. Actually I want to try lobster, but when I came was not season for lobster ;-(. In Sumbawa "dendeng rusa" or deer's meat dried and spicy is a famous food here. Even hunt the deers is forbiden now, but still easy to find this food. Milk from wild horse also famous and people believe this milk is useful for medicine and vitality.
Maybe I was unlucky in this trip because my camera was broken just a day before horse race in Bima. I took picture from my friend camera Jaya, and some pictures are taken from his documentation. Anyway I really enjoy the trip especially the horse race :D.