… Indonesia is so much bigger than we expected! 3 weeks is nothing in this huge country! Here are some photos from those 3 weeks – enjoy!
Victor has a hindu temple ourside his house.
Victor’s place. Or at least he said it was, though he never really slept there. Or did he? We don’t know.
Somewhere in southeast Bali.
Toilet Indonesian style.
In Kuta Bali – or Denpasar? We’re not quite sure.
Not far from beaches, restaurants and surfers on Bali…
Walking through the streets of Padang Bai, Bali.
On theroad from Denpasar to Padang Bai.
When you’re on your 4th month of backpacking… Like Alexandra and Laurent Freeas2birds!
Portable kitchen. In Indonesia, they transport everything and anything on their scooters.
Padangbai needs to do something about the trash…
Boats of all sized in Padang Bai, Bali.
Padang Bai, Bali.
Padang Bai, Bali
Padang Bai, Bali.
On our way to Amed, Bali.
Fire, fire, fire. Bali
Rice fields of Bali.
You know you’re traveling low budget when…
Enjoying the view of the rice fields on Bali.
In low season you can get a lot for your low travel budget!
When kids in both Amed (Bali) and Kuta Lombok finish school, they have to work for some hours. These girls are selling sea salt produced in the neighbourhood.
Salt production in Amed.
Gathering the salt from today’s drying.
Black volcano beach of Amed, Bali.
A proud bird hunter. He uses this home made weapon to blow the arrow into the bird to paralyze it, and afterwards they sell it for competition or just as a pet. Amed, Bali
A land of contrasts. Amed, Bali.
Evening fishing in Amed, Bali.
Amed by night.
We walked our way through Amed!
Beten Waru in Amed – we obviously payed for the view! Which was fantastic!
Snorkel time! Amed, Bali
Mission: explore Amed!
Exploring the surroundings of Amed on a bike and we needed something to drink.
Lunch time! Vegetable soup.
We got the last room! Gili T.
Fruit market on Gili T.
On Gili T, the main transportation are the horses. This man has taken his horse to the sea to cool down (even though the water was bath tub hot!) and clean off some dust.
Banana pancake! Every single morning.
Mie goreng. Our diet for 3 weeks: fried noofles, a fried egg and some shrimp crackers (if you’re lucky).
Paradise? Gili Air.
Horse and vagon – the only way of transportation on Gili Trawangan! Except bibycles.
Serene Sunset Bar at Gili T.
We had a chat with lovely Lauren!
Capoiera in the streets of Gili Trawangan.
Sunset at Gili Trawangan – and then it’s the horizon…
Islands’ best mojito? Gili T.
Waiting for the sunset. Gili T.
Synnøve’s personal guava picker!
Mangos are growing!
Hello there! Gili Air
We’re moving on: from Gili T to Gili Air.
Like many other travelers, we decided to go to Gili Air.
Noodle and vegetable soup!
Ever showered outside before? Gili Air
We went for a boat and snorkeling trip from Gili Air to Gili T and when we had lunch break, the water went down and the boats went away…
Good times on Gili Air.
The most mobile and creative bar in Kuta Lombok? It lasted three nights – as far as we know. The military came…
When you get lost, ask a local.
Important preparations before leaving 😉
German power! We’ve arrived Kuta Lombok.
Dinner is served! Kuta Lombok
Our rolling with our German friends.
On a beach south of Lombok.
Sunset in Kuta Lombok.
Our bathroom for a week.
People seem to be happy in Kuta Lombok.
Street restaurant in Kuta Lombok.
Kafe Bulek. The mysterious café.
Alexandra and Laurent – two good travel friends! Very inspiring and fun!
Harvesting corn. Lombok.
These women are harvesting corn in the September heat, but are they aware of the enormous climate damages the deforestation behind them is causing?
Freeas2birds – Alexandra and Laurent!
Just stopping by a scool, creating some chaos and fun!
Time for lunch.
So, we’re passing these women who are hitting rice (seperating the rice corn from the shell). Mike and I was about to keep driving after waving to them, when Alex and Laurent stop, get off the scooter and pay them a visit!
… and ended up like this!
Somewhere in the hills and forests south west of Kuta Lombok.
Water buffalos are chilling in the mud.
Probably the coolest bar in Kuta Lombok. An old Volkswagen van made into a bar and the chairs are it’s tires!
He even made me a drawing! His name was Hery and Desi is another girl who was also selling bracelets.
We’re back in Kuta Lombok, trying to plan the rest of our trip. When I’m (Synnøve) sitting on my computer, this little kid showes up and wants to sell me bracelets. «No thank you», I say, trying not to encourage kids to be working. «Ok, he says», and sits down by my side. «Where are you from, miss?» «Norway», I reply. «Oslo!» «Yes! Ok, what’s the capital of Sweden, young man?» «Stockholm! And Denmark is Copenhagen! And Finland is Helsinki! And Germany is Berlin!» «Wow! Ok, what’s the capital of…. Argentina?» «Bueno Aires! And Equador is Quito! And Mexico is Mexico City! And Bolivia is La Paz! And Peru is Lima!» And the little boy goes on and on until we’ve covered basically the whole world.
We’ve got company 🙂
Exploring south of Lombok.
On the edge! Lombok.
Deforestation at first row… Lombok.
A fishing village somewhere south east of Lombok.
A village south east on Lombok.
View from the scooter. Lombok.
Kuta Lombok. When the water gets shallow, there’s more space on the beach and the village gatheres here in early evenings to play, hang out with friends and family.
Synnøve wasn’t the only popular one!
3 weeks in Indonesia are done and we’re heading for Malaysia!
Our Couchsurfing host Victor has a monkey. «She’s in a bad mood today», he said, «she’s attacking me with her shit!» Maybe she didn’t like visitors or being stuck to the tree.