Mixed feelings

There is something about this island, Gili T, that I just love and other bits that I have problems with. I love the chilled atmosphere which allows you to let go and relax. No demands, no real schedules, when checking into my hotel they did not ask for an ID or deposit nor did the…

Chill ‘n relax

To give you an idea of the atmosphere on Gili Trawangan please watch the below clips. Without exaggeration this place is very relaxed. And then I mean R.E.L.A.X.E.D. No need to get dressed up as the roads are all dirt and it rains every day. You will either cross between mud puddles or just go…

Jippiiii

Jippiiii… I’m now a certified PADI Open Water diver up to, or maybe I should say down to 18 meters😊 Lander, our lovely dive instructor Sarah and me on our way out for the last dive. Lander, vĂ„r hĂ€rliga dykinstruktör Sarah och jag pĂ„ vĂ€g ut för vĂ„rt sista dyk. Lander an me getting ready…

I did it

I did it… my first Open Water Dive😆  In the morning, theory and afterwards I was joined by three other persons of which two just wanted to refresh their skills and one girl who just wanted to give it a try.  First we practiced in the pool until lunch time. A very strange feeling to…

Gili Trawangan map

I received the question: So, where are you? Where exactly is Gili Trawangan?Below please find a map. Jag fick frĂ„gan: SĂ„ var Ă€r du? Var exakt ligger Gili Trawangan? Nedan en karta. It’s the largest of the three small islands of the coast of Lombok and the island closest to Bali. Det Ă€r den största…

My Birthday

So my day started with an earthquake, followed by pancakes for breakfast and then a bike ride to the beach where I spent 3-4 hours reading, laying in the shade and swimming in the deep blue. My view today. Across the water you can see Gili Meno and in the background you can see Lombok….

Happy birthday to me

Today is my birthday. Happy Birthday to me.  I did not expect to be celebrated this year as I would be somewhere in Asia but my friend Florence surprised me already on Saturday. At dinner when we were done eating they turned down the lights. I thought it was rather strange that they were closing…

Gili Trawangan

Yesterday I took the boat from Serangan, Bali to Gili Trawangan. For 50 USD they picked you up at the hotel and drive you to Gilibookings at the harbour in Serangan and then the 2 1/2 hour boat drive. If you go directly to the harbour you can get a better price but then you…

Hotel Santika Siligita In Nusa Dua 

Yesterday, Sunday 19th March, we checked out of Ulu Segara and Florence dropped me of at my new hotel for one night, Hotel Santika Siligita In Nusa Dua, before she continued to the airport. I’m back on a budget and I paid 364 SEK for one night including breakfast and free WiFi. For the price…

Flying solo

Now she’s gone😱 My beautiful friend Florence is on her way back to Sweden and I have to continue on my own. I’m gonna miss you, Flo.  Two fantastic weeks where we got up before 7 am every morning and did yoga (apart from the one day when we did the hike up Mount Batur),…

Ulu Segara Luxury Suites and Villas

On Friday, 17th March me and Florence checked in at Ulu Segara at Uluwatu in Bali to spend the last two days together by the beach, before Florence flew home to Sweden again. The hotel looked very nice upon arrival but immediately when we checked in we both had the feeling that the atmosphere was…

Bagus Jati Health and Wellbeing Retreat, Bali

Saying goodbye to Bagus Jati and moving on to Ulu Watu. My impression of Bagus Jati. All in all a lovely place and uniquely surrounded by the jungle. Surroundings were well kept and the staff is beyond service minded and friendly. We have felt very welcome and well taken care of. Upon arrival, we got…