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Nov 23, 2011 - Paradise. Bliss. Heaven. Escape. Love. Beauty.

Have you ever looked back at your life and had that one day in particular that you remember exactly how you felt, exactly how things smelled, and it's almost like a movie of parts of the day are played back in your mind? Well I hope that yesterday is like that for me. I never want to forget the awesomeness of yesterday. I woke up at the ass crack of dawn, and walked down the narrow winding back walkway that took me away from the homestay that I had been at for the night, across the street to the place that we had arranged to pick up and...

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Jun 13, 2011 - Retour vers Sengigi

Ce matin nous retournerons vers midi a Sengigi, Sofi va bien mais le ventre est tres fragile. Nous n avions pas apporte medicaments avec nous...pas fort! En arrivant on comande un Club et des frites! Sofi fera une sieste car elle est fatiguee et la chaleur frappe. Je vais faire du snorkling et boire de la Bintang! Nous quittons pour Ubud demain, j ai devance notre vol et l hotel nous attend. Nous passerons 5 jours a Ubud. Ce soir encore du street food...

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Jun 12, 2011 - Gilli Tranwallagan

Nous prenons un fast boat ce matin...direction tranlawagan pour plongee e passer deux jours sur l'ile . Bien aime ma plongee, beaucoup de courant...la visibilite est excellente, beaux coraux, beaucoup de poissons...pas d'oiseaux comme dit Sofi! J ai vu une enorme tortue que j'ai flatte a son passage tout pres de moi, murene, thon, snapper, etc. Nous allons par la suite a l hotel relaxer et ramasser des coquillages sur la plage. Sofi a un peu mal au ventre, mais rien de grave... Nous passons une tres belle journee a la fa niente...tres tres...

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Jun 11, 2011 - Expédition aux îles Gillies en bateau

Nous louons un bateau traditionnel ce matin avec capitaine...super cool..ca reseemble a une araignee d eau. Nous faisons 1 heure vers les Gillies, 3 petites iles paradisiaques ...meno, air et tranwalagam. On ns debarque a la plus grande tranl. Ounous partons a velo...prend environ 1 heure faire le tour...ouf que c chaud! Je n avais jamais vu de si belles couleurs en mer...bleu tellement fonce, un vert turquoise et emerude...c a faire rever. Le bat ici est HYPER mellow...chill, Sofi et moi aimons et nous reservons une chambre pourdemain soir...

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Jun 10, 2011 - De Munduk à Lombok

Journee se deroule bien et on retourne a l aeroport de Denpasar ou ns prenons un vol domestique vers Mataram. La soeur de Noyan a finalement pu ns acheterles billets car ce fut tout un defi...vive LionAir. Vol de 30 minutes...apres 27 heures...une vraie joke! Arrivee a l hotel de Sengigi, tres bien et en plus sur le bras deSofi qui est SPG member, on ns upgrade ds une chambre avec vue surmer...encore une fois...superbe! Je sais que je dois etre tannant mais c vraiment beau :-) Ns sommes un peu fatigues, car depRt de munduk a 6:45 am...

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Jun 3, 2011 - Inspiration, move me brightly....

Light the song with sense of colour Hold away despair More than this I will not ask Faced with mysteries dark and vast Statements just seem vain at last Some rise, some fall, some climb To get to Terrapin.... Some dive .... to get to Terrapin. So I finally did it, I made it to 100 meters this week. Unbelievable. I am sitting here on the surface - at sea level - and it seems somewhat unreal to me that just a couple of days ago I was down that deep. Wow! It was a lot of work to get there. I'm hanging here on Gili Trawangan living and loving...

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May 14, 2011 - Gili Islands

We had an early start again! All hung over we climbed a bus that took us to our ferry to go to gili islands! when we arrived we arranged a room, had some food and than went straight to beach! I slept there for an hour! than I went to see the diving schools and made my choice! diving class will start tomorrow! I'm soooo excited! the next day reini and i had a long lay in and than breakfast together. Than the girls left to go to check out the island and than to the beach and i went to the diving school. I had a fresh'n up course at about...

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Fields of gold

May 14, 2011 - I see skies of blue..... clouds of white....

Bright blessed days..... Dark sacred nights And I think to myself..... What a wonderful world.... My days have been blessed and I am so full of wonder that I am overwhelmed at times. I'm back in Indonesia. I was a little fried from the road and burnt out from constantly being on the move so I decided to take a vacation from my vacation. I thought to myself no better place to go decompress then on an amazing little island that I found on my travels last year - Gili Trawangan. It is a small island off the north-west coast of Lombok which...

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Feb 8, 2011 - Sengiggi, Lombok

Arrived 8th February Departed 9th February Just stayed here because we liked the name and to break the journey up to the gili islands. It was a really nice little town and the hospitality we received in the little guesthouse we stayed in was great! We also picked up and 18 year old who really should not have been allowed to travel by herself as she was a complete liability!!! I felt like her mother!! (No, I’m not quite old enough yet for those of you thinking it!!!) The little town was really cute but not much going on. When I say not much...

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Flip flop's tour

Nov 10, 2010 - never try never know

That is a little saying here on the island that I love. Yesterday was a great last day on the island. Sam and I enjoyed the sun and then went snorkeling in the afternoon. It was amazing! We saw so many kinds of fish, coral, and even a jellyfish! The best part was when we saw a sea turtle swimming by, it was so exciting to see one and just made me think of the turtle dudes in Finding Nemo. Anyways, today we leave Gili T and head back to Bali. We have a flight tonight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The plan is to spend the night there and then...

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Nov 8, 2010 - little slice of heaven

We are only a few days in to our trip and we have already seen and done so much. Let me recap our time in Bali. Sam and I woke up on Saturday to more rain in Kuta and were a little bummed, but hoped it would clear so we would be able to see and do all we wanted that day. We hired a driver for about $25 and had him drive us all around the island for the day. First we headed north to the Batur mountain. It is one of two active volcanoes in Bali. The last eruption was in 2000. We made it to the top of the mountain and ate lunch overlooking the...

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Aug 23, 2010 - May God bless and keep you always....

May your wishes all come true May you always do for others And let others do for you May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung May you stay Forever young.... Selamat siang, (Good day) from Gili Trawangan. Here I am, caught in a sort of vortex, just slowly spinning from one day to the next. Living amongst the most amazing people - especially the locals. Meeting heaps of new friends. Doing lots of fantastic Technical Diving. Getting stretched, pulled and pummeled by the "Back Whisperer". Enjoying great meals and a...

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