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Reggae Islands of Gilis

I spent several days in the Gili islands, specifically in Gili Trawangan. I had heard a lot about these islands and also read a lot of warnings in the guides attention to the drug, Gili Trawangan has no charm, plenty of gigolos …. and so on. I do not say that they are stupid, but they are a little exaggerated and it’s a shame because this is surely scare some girls traveling alone like me.

That’s right … you are offered occasionally mushrooms but just say no. As a reminder here to be wet in the same drug as a consumer you can start a very serious trouble, don’t laugh! It is also true that people are less friendly than anything Bali. I especially felt during negotiations. To gilis, Muslim women (most inhabitant are muslim) are hard in business:) They are sometimes denied when you want to negotiate while in Bali, people keep smiling no matter what they are sweeter I think. Note that I want to clarify that I am not criticizing Islam but here I just tells a cultural difference that I noticed.

Now that after I’ve told you about the negative nickname, it’s time for the positive!

I liked the quiet pace of life and hear Bob Marley all day long. After 2 days, I was walking down the street singing Bob …. true! Yes there are plenty of bars to Gili T, but the beach is beautiful, the water is clear, warm and just dive head to cuckoo full of fish. And you are not forced to leave, it’s a bit like Ibiza ….

We rented bikes, toured the island, found more deserted beaches. We also spent a day on the island opposite Gili Meno island perfect for lovers or those who take for Robinson Crusoe. It’s quiet, everything is to enjoy nature, water and eat ….:)

Personally, I prefer to be on Gili T, have everything at hand and cross if I feel the need to be isolated. Good necessarily all depends on who you are. Couple of lovers will be better Gili Meno)

I also loved the yoga class I took several nights in a row. Imagine taking a course outside while at your left, the sun goes down ….. and the call to prayer begins as on the Gili Islands you may be awakened by the call …. it’s not good okay, it changes us a little roosters:)

Do not forget the happy hour! In sama sama (reggae bar) whenever the band takes a break, this is the happy hour. In other words, watch and the music stops, order! :)

And the sunset..wow! Watch the sunset and listen to reggae drinking a pina colada is great!

I loved seeing Mathilde negotiate our fish. We choose one you want, you can negotiate the price then they do the grill. Yum! It’s lovely but I forgot the name.

And finally I liked the fact that there is no car or motorcycle. To gilis, we move on foot or by bike … Gili T and there are carts with as I like to call them, small horses) the difficulty is just to avoid them because all these people on the road never moves on the same side. Imagine when a cart happens, indos to move left, the Belgian and French short right to everyone going in a different direction according to their culture, it’s funny)

Word of advice to travelers: bring your flashlight at night there not see much:) I lived in Ozzy homestay which I recommend, nice people!

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