Its not just fishing, but its more deeper in contact with some local fisherman. Specially after spending of sometime just laying on the beach relax. Meeting several fisherman passing by, its not impossible to have a talk and further to join them fishing. Easier as a backpacker, I mean, not in a big group. What you have to do is asking when and how...more
On beach side, MexiGo and trawangan dive combine a good atmosphere, surrounding by tropical garden and beach on the other side of the road can make people easy to choose which table they like, or even a sun-bed that provided by the restaurant.Mexigo is an authentic mexican restaurant by a mexican Chef. Found in september 2009, MexiGo is now one of...more
Well, watching the sunset along Senggigi beach is amazing. In every corner you will get different impression of the sun and sky's colors. So I go to Senggigi beach, Malimbu beach also a place nearby Batu Bolong and Batu Layar [remind me with somewhere in Puncak Pass, after Bogor but the difference is; tea plantation at Puncak and shoreline in...more
This is the unique cart that only can be found at Lombok. Named as Cidomo or acronym from cikar [cart], dokar [chariot with 1 horse] and motor [since the tires using 'special' tires for car]. So here we go ... the local 'Mercedes-Benz' as a mass transportation around Lombok.more
Here we go, Fokker F27. The small plane I ever met [by the way, Nick, VTer NickIng tried another small plane by Casa from Semarang, central Java]. And free seating, so I can take my fave seat for taking pictures. And because the space so small, look ... I put my feet [plus sandals, hehehe] on the wall :Dmore
There are so many art shops available in Lombok. Several villages has their own specialities. Like earthenware and terracota at Banyumulek Village and weaving sarung [saroong] at Sukarara Village.
What to buy: Terracota and sarung [songket].
What to pay: About Rp 400,000
Lombok people are very polite. Please bend your back a bit if you're asking something and say "tampi asih" [terima kasih in Indonesian or thanks in English] after you get the info or get something from their hands.
Whenever you want to say 'yes', just say "inggih" or "nggih" just like them and they will smile to find us as a fast learner :)
Then, the traditional clothes I use here is only for single. That's why so colorful. If you get married or have a fiancee, the patterns of the weaving fabrics will more calm than this one.
As a place who has so many beautiful beaches and gili [small island] to be explored, please consider to the dangerous or poisonous sea creatures along Lombok Straits. Such as jellyfish, Duri Babi [poisonous thorny fish] and ... sharks. Asking the locals or your guide; the best time for swimming, snorkeling or diving.
It's not a real tourist trap as might be you think. It's about my feeling [which so blue .....] when I have to fly home. With beautiful scenery like this? Oh, give me longer days, please :)
Then the real tourist trap is about the boys who selling many handicrafts. These salesmen sometimes pushing you to take one or more of their stuffs.
Unique Suggestions: Please do not touch their stuffs if you don't want and say politely that you don't or you can't buy them. Do not even touch, since touching means you're agree to buy.
Fun Alternatives: Leave them and still say "No, thanks" with smile and they will not pushing anymore.
Luggage and bags:
Daily pack and bigger backpack [for clothes and souvenirs, hehehe].
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton t-shirt, 3/4 capri pants, short pants added with sarung [saroong] since the locals not like in Bali [which seeing tourists everyday] and sandals. Plus swimsuit, mask and sarung [again].
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun block, medicine for your tummy and headache, after sunblock.
Photo Equipment: Rechargeable batteries for digicam.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Well, so many cabins are available in Gili Meno, Trawangan and Air, so you don't need to bring a tent. Hammock will be nice to hang it between coconut trees or pinewood.
Hello, this is my [our] beloved Fred. A hawkbill turtle which live in a marine turtle conservation at Gili Air. Please do not touch him, but you can calling his name to this lovely creature :) Donated Fred and their friends around Lombok and Alas straits about Rp 60,000 you will get a nice t-shirt from Reefseekers.more
Beside learning about pottery at Banyumulek, I learn about handweaving at Sukarara village. A nice try. No wonder why the girls at this village looks so slim :)Because the equipment is banded at their back, tummy and feet. Can you imagine how I have to move from this place?more
I read the same perception about the meaning of Pulau Lombok, which is ... lombok means 'chilli'. But for myself, this island is beautiful indeed, doesn't 'taste hot' as chilli :) Coconut trees are waving meanwhile the white foams along the shorelines of the island appears continuosly. So lush and green and blue. I am proudly addressed Lombok as...more
Population in Lombok is about 750,000 people in various religions. Muslim Sasak [the origin tribe of Lombok], Hindu Bali [Balinese] and several tribes like Mandar, Selayar and Bugis. Visit the old city of Cakranegara, I found this place as "small Bali" in Lombok. Many centuries ago, King of Karangasem [rock and tamarind tree] reigned here....more
How beautiful Lombok can be described as simple words like this; a land which have mountain [sacred Mountain Rinjani], sea [Lombok and Alas Straits], padi fields and lake [Segara Anak Lake] in one package. After landed at Selaparang Airport, you will welcomed by Mount Rinjani in front of you. This is 'only' the beginning, since you can see the...more