Indonesia travel story
Rich in natural resources and an incredible variety of cultures, Indonesia has for centuries attracted merchants, colonizers, missionaries, adventurers, travelers, and tourists. Indonesia is a vast country, consisting of 17,000 large and small islands, my trip focused on very few of these islands, the most renowned and famous and, in part, the most organized. Bali, Lembongan, Lombok, North Gili, those located northwest of Lombok and the Southern Giles, those located to the southwest of Lombok
Another temple that can not miss visiting this island is Pura Tirta Empul at Sebatu (see picture below) called the temple of purification. The waters flowing from a local source are considered purifiers. The temple is very popular with the Balinese and is easy to assimilate to the rites of purification.
We resume moving to move to Mushroom Bay (see picture below) where we land. It is a small but graceful little white sandy creek that overlooks some of the locals and a small but well-equipped resort that houses us for lunch (the Beach Club).
Another very interesting part of this island is the southwestern peninsula that extends west of Lembar. In this area there are several beaches and several beautiful Gili, still wild, little frequented and all to be discovered, but for this topic see below "Gili del Sud".
Gili Trawangan is the most popular and tourist destination because of the arrival point of the various ferries and fast boats that connect to Bali, many tourist packages provide an excursion to this island for a few days within a Balinese itinerary. The remaining two Giles (Meno and Air) are definitely ideal for a relaxing and nature-loving holiday. The coasts of these two islands are a nearly continuous beach, a long strip of white sand so finding a corner where to settle down and enjoy the sun is really easy and simple. The sea is blue and blue with green shades and the presence of some large lagoons with low and crystalline water creates an almost Maldivian context.
Caratteristica comune a queste Gili sono le piccole e strette strade in terra battuta o sabbia che si possono percorrere a piedi, noleggiando una bicicletta o utilizzando, per poche rupie, dei “taxi” costituiti da carrettini trainati da un cavallo di piccole dimensioni (che non è un pony come molti credono). Nei pressi del piccolo porto di entrambe le isole si sviluppa la vita turistica con bar, ristoranti, warung, piccoli negozi e mini-market mentre all’interno si trovano piccoli villaggi o case coloniche indonesiane. Le strutture ricettive sono sempre di piccole dimensioni, pochi bungalow o camere (spesso in legno) e piccoli giardini quasi sempre ben curati. Quasi tutte queste strutture si sviluppano sulla strada perimetrale che gira intorno ad ogni isola quindi con un accesso diretto al mare per una vacanza favolosa.
Common features of these Gili are the small, narrow, sandy or sandy streets that can be walked on by hiring a bicycle or using a few rupees of "cabs" made up of small horse carriages (which are not Is a pony as many believe). Near the small harbor of both islands is the tourist life with bars, restaurants, warung, small shops and mini-markets, while small indigenous villages or houses are located inside. The accommodations are always small, a few bungalows or rooms (often in wood) and small gardens almost always well-kept. Almost all these structures develop on the perimeter road that runs around every island so with direct access to the sea for a fabulous vacation.