Monitor lizard are common residents of the Gili islands and, although increasing construction and larger human presence have confined the territory of these beautiful reptiles, they are frequently spotted. Do not be fooled by their dragon-like appearance, these animals belong to the same genus of the fierce and dangerous Komodo dragons, but the species found in the Gilis is harmless. When you happen to meet one, worst-case scenario it will be so scared that it will start vomiting and defecating because of fear. To avoid this type of mutually disturbing encounters, do not food leftovers around the place.
Sssh! It’s Nyepi! In Bali today it is the day of silence, when the world is clean and everything starts anew. Like every year on this special day, the streets of Bali are desert. No honking motorbikes, no insistent street vendors, no transport and no beach life! Sssh! C’est Nyepi. Aujourd’hui à Bali c’est le […]
You either love it or hate it. The strong smell, the sticky texture and the deep colour remind some people of the delights of heaven and some others of rotten onions. The taste has been compared to french-kissing a corpse, but durian remains the favourite fruit of many people. Don’t be shy and try it. […]
Don’t lie, one of the main reasons you came to the Gili’s is diving! Warm clear waters, many dive spots easily accessible and suitable to all levels make the Gili’s a great diving destination, appealing to beginners who experience the Big Blue for the first time as well as to experienced divers or underwater photographers […]
Sarongs are the most famous traditional Indonesian garment. Crossing social and religious boundaries, sarongs have been worn by royals and fishermen alike for centuries; in today’s Indonesia, it is typical to see men in checked sarong relaxing under a beruga, women walking elegantly in their colourful batik and even tourists wearing one to go to […]
A yoga teacher, dive master and avid traveller, Kate landed on Gili T. in May 2008 while looking for a place to hang out on the beach during a trip through Asia. Few months later, Kate was teaching scuba diving on the island and exploring freediving. She realised she liked freediving more than scuba and, […]
Less than two hours from Jakarta, Bogor is a friendly city known for the heavy rainfall and for its historical and beautiful Botanical Gardens. It is also the city of tempeh, the yummy and nutritious typical Indonesian snack made of fermented soy beans. Because of its proximity to the “Big Durian” (Jakarta) and for its […]
Gili Asahan is an unspoiled pearl located just off Sekotong, in Southwest Lombok. Together with Gili Gede and other tiny islands in the area, Gili Asahan is one of the “secret” islands, because much less known and visited than their sister Gilis in the North East. The easiest way to reach it is from Sekotong, […]