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ajdas.com/en · Oct 13, 2015

TRAVEL: Watching the sunset on Gili Trawangan (Bali Part3)




ENG The largest of the three Gilis, located right next to Lombok, Gili Trawangan was our next destination. After a good hour ride with the fast boat from Padang Bai on Bali, we arrived at the white-sand island sitting in the turquoise sea. Since motorized transport is prohibited, the preferred means of transportation is by foot, by bicycle or with the horse-drawn carriage called cidomo. Measuring 2km wide and 3km long, rising 30m above sea level, the island is small enough to be fully explored by foot, but we opted for the bike rental. We decided to stay at the Ombak Sunset hotel, which is located on the west coast, for three reasons. One: it’s remote, away from the crowded and noisy eastern side (but still close enough to reach by foot or bike). Two: it’s half-way between the southern and northern part. The north beach is by far the best snorkeling point. Three: it’s the only place that has the famous swing, where you can admire the sunset (and take some marvelous photos). We are heading back to Bali today, sad that we are leaving this picturesque place and excited for more things to come. For sure, we are coming back one day to explore all of the three islands.

SLO Gili Trawangan je največji izmed treh Gili otočkov, ki so locirani poleg večjega Lomboka. Čeprav je od treh največji, meri v širino le 2km, v dolžino 3km in se povzpne 30m visoko (dovolj za jutranji sprehod in lep razgled). Po dobri uri vožnje s hitro ladjo iz pristanišča Padang Bai na Baliju sva torej prispela na otok belega peska in turkiznega morja. Ker je na otoku prepovedana uporaba vseh motornih vozil, je možnost prevažanja po otoku omejena na kolesarjenje ali najem kočije, ki jo vlečejo konji (imenovane cidomo), načeloma pa je otok zaradi njegove majhnosti mogoče tudi prehoditi (midva sva se odločila za najem kolesa in tako dodobra prečesala otok). Najina izhodiščna točka je bil hotel Ombak Sunset, katerega lokacija je na zahodni obali Gilija T. Je ravno prav oddaljen od živahne in nekoliko bolj turistično nabite vzhodne strani, tako da hkrati nudi miren počitek in omogoča hitro dostopnost do vrveža. Lokacija je dobra tudi za raziskovanje severnega predela otoka, kjer sva našla čudovite lokacije za snorklanje in videla na tisoče (brez pretiravanja) zanimivih morskih bitij. Navsezadnje pa je zahodna obala prava izbira tudi zato, ker nudi izjemne sončne zahode na gugalnici (in ogromno priložnosti za dobre fotografije). Po eni strani sem žalostna, ker zapuščam ta prečudoviti kraj, po drugi se veselim nadaljnjega raziskovanja Balija in vem, da se nekoč sem spet vrnem.


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