Thursday, November 23, 2006

:: Lombok: Our Honeymoon

We're going to Lombok for our honeymoon. We're staying at this very nice place called Santai Beach Inn at Mangsit Beach, several kilometres up from Senggigi. the place was great for one who loves adventure life. Our room shaped like traditional Lombok Barn. It got "living room" on the lower floor and the bedrrom above it, without door. The bath room was an open air space shower annexed with the previous rooms. So cool!

The amazing things are that we're just spending about only Rp. 500.000,- [about $400 US] for a week staying+breakfast, including our lunch and dinner outside. More over, we've got very good price for the airline tickets after browsing it from the internet. It's just about Rp. 900.000,- for both of us, return tickets: Jakarta-Lombok-Jakarta.

Another tourists that we've met are from various countries such as Australia, USA and Netherland. We've met Hub and Tini, a very nice couple who also stayed in the same place and were having good dinner-conversations cross culturaly. They're from Netherland and they love paintings. Another tourists was a couple from Down Under. They're also cool and great dinner companion, while we're all eat delicious modified Indonesian food dinner at the comfy dining room there.

Anyway, Lombok is the perfect place for honeymooners. It got a whole lot of beautiful places and not too crowded as Bali. A group of gilis is a must seen if we're there: Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno [even though we have to beware of jellyfishes, it's quite stingy].

I'm looking forward to visit Lombok with my family in the near future. There's still a lot of places that I've got to see like Mount Rinjani or other gilis: Gili Rengit, Gili Layar and Gili Asahan. Our guide told us that we can feed beautiful fish there and they'll surround us excitingly, so colorful!

Well, wish us luck!!

:: Lombok: Sunset at Senggigi Beach

:: Phase 1