BackPacker to Lombok Island Day 2, Gili Trawangan

DAY 2

Oh yeah, I not included CP Baleku homestay yet before, please contact Mrs Eka 282C9E26 BB pin or number 081 803 600 001, if you want to ask about the homestay or travel package. Mrs Eka is a friendly person, has a very tasty cuisine, has cheap hotels, we could asked her to  taken us anywhere for free (short distance only): P.

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Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia

In the Morning, I chose the fried rice breakfast menu, while Galuh omelete which are both very good taste. Mrs. Eka offer 3 gili packages  (gili Air, gili Meno, and gili Trawangan) all day, along with snorkeling for 2 people for 450rb including rental boats and snorkeling equipment. My eyes instantly sparkling, but because Galuh do not want to go snorkel, finally we get a discount of 50rb.

 

As a suggestion, before adventuring in Gili, you should buy food and drinks as much as possible, because the prices on Gili could be double or more than the price in Lombok (price close to the price exceeds Jakarta). Likewise souvenirs, better to buy in Mataram, in addition to less expensive, the choice also more diverse.

We departed from Senggigi to gili Air directly using traditional boat, the trip takes approximately 1 hour. According to the guide, to snorkel, the best place is in the Air gili, so, I immediately dived to bring bread to the fish. Nice fish,,, its color varies, unfortunately I do not have an underwater camera: (

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Chicken Satay with Bali Sauce,Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia

 

Arriving on Gili Trawangan, we were loading stuff, because we plan to stay in Gili Trawangan Baleku homestay, same price with Baleku Senggigi homestay. It is a bit far from the beach (approximately 7 minutes), but Baleku provides rental bicycles with price 25rb per day.

After putting stuff in the room, we immediately  bike around gili Trawangan (which apparently tiring) and search for food. We ate chicken satay, the peanut sauce uniquely is blended  with Balinese seasoning and the plate was made by a super large cracker   (Rp. 15,000 per serving). Oh yeah.. Do not forget the frieds (Rp.2,000 per pieces ).

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Sunset on Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia

In the afternoon we cycled into sunset view at the end of the island  and dinner at the night market. Typical fish satay Lombok @ Rp5,000-10,000 per stick. For more photograps, please visit :

http://nursina.blogspot.com/2013/04/niatnya-backpacker-ke-lombok-day-2.html

See u in day 3.. 😀

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BackPacker to Lombok Island, Indonesia Day 1

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Tanjung Aan Beach, Lombok Island, Indonesia

Woooww… Finally I get the mood to write one of my adventure here…

This time I’ll tell u my trip to Lombok Island, Indonesia. This Island is one of paradise in Indonesia with white sand and clear blue ocean.

This trip begin when I was searching for random air plane promotion tickets from Jakarta (my own). Fortunately, I saw this promotion ticket.. I spend only Rp 700.000 or $70 (2 way). We need 3 hours by plane to reach Lombok Island. I take my college friend, Galuh Pratiwi to join this trip.

DAY 1

We departed on Friday from Soekarno Hatta airport at 10:50 pm, and arrived at Lombok International Airport (BIL) at 13:50 pm. Up there, we were looking for public transport or motorcycle (we planned to stop at the Kuta and Tanjung Aan beach before going to the homestay in Senggigi). That no single public transportation or motorcycle were hanging out there. As a result, we chose a local taxi.

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Kuta Beach, Lombok Island, Indonesia

We returned from there about 16:00 pm, we back again to BIL because “we intend to ride DAMRI, but it DAMRI there were only after the plane landed at around 18.00 pm. In the end we chartered a car to Senggigi Rp 150,000. Hire car will be noticeably cheaper if we went with a lot of people, since I was only with Galuh .. I spend more money than it should be ..

Trip to Senggigi takes approximately 2 hours. We stayed at Baleku homestay in Senggigi area, costs Rp 200,000 per night for a room with air conditioning, and Rp 100,000 for a room with a fan. After putting stuff in the room, we immediately went to the nearby Pura Ratu Bolong, eating roasted corn (@ Rp 5,000) while enjoying the Sunset .. hmmm ..

After returning from Ratu Bolong Temple, We tasted the 1 Taliwang Chicken and Kangkung plecing (Mrs Eka cuisine that has Baleku, which was taste very good) chicken taliwang priced at Rp 25,000 per head .. One serving of kangkung plecing priced at Rp 5,000 .. Ice lemon tea @ Rp 7,000 .. very cheap, isn’t it?

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Ratu Bolong Temple on Sunrise, Senggigi, Lombok Island, Indonesia

Okaayy,, there is my first day trip, the second day I’ll go to Gili Air, Gili Meno and the last I stay in Gili Trawangan, If u want to look more photographs, please visit my another blog on :

http://nursina.blogspot.com/2013/04/niatnya-backpacker-ke-lombok-day-1.html

http://nursina.blogspot.com/2013/04/niatnya-backpacker-ke-lombok-day-2.html

http://nursina.blogspot.com/2013/04/niatnya-backpacker-ke-lombok-day-3.html

See u.. 🙂

JAKARNAVAL 2013 Part 1 – Visit Amazing Indonesia

This Carnaval is conducted by local goverment to celebrate the 486th anniversary of Jakarta (Indonesia capital city). This is one of large event besides PRJ (Pekan Raya Jakarta/ common discount shopping). Let’s check the pictures!

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The First Carnival Performance was opened by Ondel-Ondel Attractions, one of Betawi Culture

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