Gili Trawangan: Getting there and spear fishing with locals

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One of my favourite places on Earth!! Gili Trawangan turned out to be so chill, relaxing and at the same time fun and entertaining! In this first post about Gili Trawangan, I’m going to introduce you guys our all time favourite hippy/bohemian-like home-stay, where one of the local guys took us out to snorkel and spear fishing!! In my next post I’ll focus more on the beaches and relaxing part.

Üks minu lemmikumatest paikadest siin maamuna peal!! Gili Trawangan oli väga chill, lõõgastav ja samal ajal ka lõbustav ning meelelahutav! Selles esimeses postituses Gili Trawangan kohta, tutvustan Teile oma lemmikut hipilikku/boheemlaslikku kodu-majutust, kus üks kohalikest meestest viis meid oma paadiga snorgeldama ning kala püüdma!! Järgmises postituses räägin rohkem randadest ja lõõgastustest.

So, we took a small boat from Lombok to the Gili T and when I say small, it really was a smaller boat, nothing posh about it. When we left Lombok, it rained and stormed (also in Bali), but the weird thing is that in Gili T, it didn’t rain at all! It was hot, so hot, that even with sun behind the clouds you could get sunburned. I got sunburned as well, even though I used 30+ sunscreen every now and then. But being completely red as a lobster for 2 days, didn’t ruin our little trip in the island. Gili Trawangan turned out to be this little magical paradise.

Nii, saime siis väiksema paadiga Lombokilt Gili T saarele ning kui ma ütlen väiksema, siis see tõesti oli väiksem paat, mitte midagi erilist. Üks kummaline asi oli see, et Lombokil ja Balil sadas vahelduva eduga koguaeg, kuid Gili T saarel ei sadanud absoluutselt!! Ometigi olid saared üksteisest poole tunni või tunni kaugusel. Gili T saarel oli nii palav, nii kuum, et sain isegi pilvisel päeval põletada, kuigi määrisin ennast tihti 30+ päikesekaitsekreemiga. Aga isegi siis, kui olime üleni punased, nagu vähid, nautisime ikkagi saart. Gili Trawangan kujunes meie jaoks välja selliseks väikeseks maagiliseks saareks.

We stayed in an Alice in Wonderland Guesthouse, which was super cool and the most welcoming hosts you’ll ever have. They supplied us with everything we needed and introduced us to different people, surroundings and the Gili T life. (Not recommending it because of affiliate marketing, not involved with that. Recommending it, because it is a really good guesthouse and they have the best staff in the entire island.)

Meie ööbimiskohaks oli Alice Imedemaal temaatikaga kodu-majutus, mis mulle meeldis väga ning neil olid ka kõige lahedamad võõrustajad. Nad varustasid meid kõigega, mis meil vaja oli, tutvustasid meile inimesi, ümbruskonda ning Gili T saare elu. (Ma ei tee kellelegi mingit reklaami, ei ole sellega seotud. Kuid, soovitan seda võõrastemaja isikliku kogemuse põhjal ning arvan, et nende võõrustajad on reaalselt kõige lahkemad ja paremad tervel saarel.)

 

One of them took us on the ocean to do some spear fishing and snorkelling. What a great way to spend our day! Even though we (3 americans, me & Jess and one aussie guy) didn’t catch anything, we still had great time. The locals still caught us fish and octopus for dinner. I must admit they are really good cooks, because this octopus is the best I’ve ever eaten! (Even though, I was a bit suspicious about it at first.)

Üks võõrustajatest viis meid paadiga ookeanile, kus me snorgeldasime ning oda/harpuuni laadsete seadeldistega kala püüdsime. Isegi, kui meie (3 ameeriklast, mina & Jess ning üks austraallane) ei püüdnud midagi, nautisime me ikka mõnusat päeva. Kohalikud said ikkagi paar kala kätte ning ka paar kaheksajalga õhtusöögiks. Pean tunnistama, et nad on päris head kokad, sest need olid vist parimad kaheksajalad, mida olen saanud! (Isegi kui ma olin alguses natuke kõhklev neid toite proovides.)

In the next post, I’ll write more about the relaxation part, about beaches and cocktails and about the magical sunset. 🙂

Järgmises postituses räägin juba lähemalt lõõgastavamast poolest, randadest ja kokteilidest, ning maagilisest päikeseloojangust. 🙂

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4 comments

  • Jim Milner February 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Kerty…when I was young, 27, I quit my corporate job, bought a one way ticket to Europe, and was gone for over 3 years. Reading about Gili took me back to those years. The exploring adventures everyday, trying different food, doing things “out of the box” as they say. I love seeing and reading about young people doing what I did in my day. I could feel and see the island as you described things. The pictures were great and that really transports your readers there.
    If you keep an email list to send your travel updates to I would love to be on it. I’m currently traveling in Ecuador and meet people like you all the time. I love the sharing of adventures and having island hopped in the Greek Islands years ago I could relate to your story and feel myself there. Thanks for the journey, keep writing!

    • Wandering Kerty February 9, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you so much Jim for the kind words! 🙂 I love to write about the different adventures I have while travelling around and I also like to listen about the different adventures others have had or are having at the moment. It is so exciting! Plus, you will get new recommendations and “must do’s” for the countries you want to visit. I haven’t been to Ecuador or the Greek Islands yet, so thank you for that!

      Also, if you want to subscribe to my email list for the new travel updates, then there’s a “Subscribe to Wandering Kerty” column in the sidebar below the About Me column, where you just have to put in your email address and voilaa!

      And thank you for encouraging me to keep writing. I wish you all the best,

      Kerty

  • luca February 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I envy you soooo much right now!!!!, i love travelling and visited a lot of countries myself but never Indonesia i really want to visit it the nature i see from the picture is just amazing…did you somehow planned it before or you just went and pure adventure??

    • Wandering Kerty February 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Indonesia has a lot of different islands and every island is beautiful in their own way. We had only booked our accommonidation on different islands. But looking back, right now, I wish that we had stayed in Gili Trawangan longer, plus you can easily find accommonidation in there. All of our adventures were done spontaneously though! 🙂

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