ESCAPE TO GILI
It's been a while since I travelled to the Gili Islands, mainly because I have been so traumatized by the last boat crossings where the waves have been so big that I was ready to meet the bottom of the ocean.
My friend Pierre pushed me to come with him as we planned to do a freedive course in Gili. That was worth the 2-hour boatride from Bali crossing the sea.
Unorganized as we are, we did not book any tickets before and just rocked up. Luckily they had two seats left on one of the speedboats and off we were.
The boat ride was surprisingly smooth but from the expected 2hours it took us 3hours and a bit but it was well worth it as we were welcomed by the clear blue sea and white sandy beach.
As we were mainly there for our freediving course, we stayed at the hotel adjusting to it.
I will share my mesmerizing 2-day freediving experience in the next post!
After a day out in the ocean, Pierre and I rented bicycles to go on a ride to the other side of the island to see the sunset. (If you have never been to the Gili islands, the only way to get around is by foot, bicycles or Pony).
On our ride to get to Sunset Point we found this abandoned what could have been a restaurant. It's a ruin of a construction in the middle of nowhere. Sadly, no one is removing it properly so it just stands out in the midst of trees.
One of the "instagrammable" spots for sunset is the swing in the ocean. There are people queueing for it, so well, we queued too. We are tourists after all.
We ended the day by watching a fantastic sunset by the beach over margaritas.
A day well worth spent before getting up in the morning the next day for freediving again. (Promise, the story will come in one of the next posts).
What do you think of the Gili islands?