So after leaving the island of Java we traveled overnight by train to the edge of the island to the ferry for Bali. We arrived just before dawn and as the ferry traveled towards Bali we watched the sun rise over Bali. We pre booked a last minute deal on Hotels.com for a resort in Candidassa where we spent a few blissed out days laying by the pool and reading.
|The Hotdog Stand|
We headed out on the local ferry (which was supposed to take 4 hours but really took 6 when all was said and done). We then meet a German family whose dad was oringally from Lombock (the island we were on) and shared a cab with them the remainder of our two hour travel. We were then in the beach town of Sengigi which must've had its hey day in the 60s. The next morning we got out of dodge and headed to the Gili Islands. We selected Gili Air because the vibe was supposed to be half way between the party island and the deserted island.
We arrived there after another mini bus ride and a very jam packed ferry ride where we were sitting between about a month's worth of produce and chickens wedged inbetween back packers and breast feeding mothers. After wading ashore we finally made it!!!! And boy was it worth the journey this island was a slice of paradise. It looked out over the volcanic range of Lombock and was surrounded by the bluest water I've seen since the Maldives.
|The View at Low Tide|
|Bungalow at the Dive Hotel|