Day 53: Horse and buggy

It’s difficult to imagine life getting any more relaxed on Gili Air.  The days pass by at a snail’s pace and most people come here to enjoy the surf, sea turtles, coconut water, and to log some serious hours of R&R.  In many ways, it feels like the island is in different era.  The transportation…

Day 52: Walking in circles

We loved staying in Amed but it was time to move on so we hopped on a “fast boat” and in less than two hours were in Gili Air.  The “Gilis” are three small islands off the northwest coast of the bigger island of Lombok.  Gili Trawangan is the largest and most developed, Gili Meno…

Day 50: Under the Sea

In the Philippines we considered getting open water diving certification but ultimately decided against it.  The activity can be an expensive hobby for budget travelers and snorkeling gives us a great glimpse into underwater life.  Amed is a nice quiet getaway on the east coast of Bali and is known for it’s black sands, calm…

Day 49: What’s your name?

There is no need for baby name books in Bali because regardless of gender, every person receives one of four names based on birth order.  There are some regional twists and other variations due to castes, customs, and language differences but every name has it’s origins from one of the four.  The firstborn is Wayan,…