|Fishermen at work|
Before Easter, still in low season, very few people go to the Gili Islands, no tourists around. We flew into Mataram on Lombok and took a direct bus to Senggigi. There we already had a reservation at Bumi Aditya, a small hotel with rooms for 120'000 IDR (9 EUR) per night. It is perfect for a night and they offer transfer from the hotel to the Gili Islands for 70'000 IDR (5 EUR) per person, which is not cheap but worth it as they organize it quite well considering the conditions there.
After this wonderful time we flew to Central Java, where I lived for a year and Fabs for eight months. Meeting our friends and family there was wonderful. We had only little time left and it was by far not enough to see everybody, but we saw many familiar faces and saw the babies that were born in the mean time and heard the stories our friends had to tell and we saw how incredibly fast things in SEA can change. Also politically, now with the new president in Indonesia, and how infrastructure improved and so on. It was definitely the right decision to go back once more, knowing that we will go back again and again. The time there and the people were too impressive to just forget about it. Thank you Indonesia for being wonderful to us!
More pictures from our last visit (so far) to Indonesia