Indonesia’s Gili Islands: The good, the bad and the ugly

My last post concerned Bali. You can think of the Gili islands as Bali’s three teeny little siblings. They (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) are scattered between the north-east of Bali and the north-west of Lombok. All of this is in Indonesia. Which, religiously speaking, is an interesting corner of the planet. Indonesia … More Indonesia’s Gili Islands: The good, the bad and the ugly

Scuba diving, mangroves, and a midnight beach visit – all squished into 24 hours

I only had one day really at Machangulo Beach Lodge, but their manager Jelly (is this his real name? I don’t know) made sure it was a good one. After the first lie-in I’d had in weeks, and a spot of tappety-tap-tap on my laptop, he dunked me into the pool for a private refresher … More Scuba diving, mangroves, and a midnight beach visit – all squished into 24 hours