Existing Member?

Worldtrip a 45 year old's adventures around the world-which include everything from sitting in random McDonalds using his notebook, hanging with 22 year olds, and other immature stuff.

Can't get To Silly in Gilly

INDONESIA | Sunday, 3 January 2016 | Views [465]

 

 

Yesterday I left Seminyak, Bali.  I enjoy places that are historic and cultural, where I can learn about the native culture. Seminyak was none of the above. It was similar to Florida with beaches that are are about the same. But it  was fun.  I had a good time and actually stayed there longer then planned. The hostel had a wide open common area and Justin Bieber, One Direction, and other bands/artists that someone my age shouldn't be listening to-unless-it's-for-their-kids we're playing. It was a chill place (in the vernacular).

 

Anyway, after days of beach and cheap messages and nights of Bintang beers it was time to move on. So I got up to take the van to the ferry to Gilly Air. 

 

The Van ride to the ferry port was roughly  1 1/2 hours-like anything else here in Indonesia-the ride was twice as long as  I was expecting, past the commericalization of Bali, little towns.  The ferry was only about an hour-but wasn't pleasant. All of the seats we're inside- (non outside), and there was no room to spread out-the seats we're airplane style, 4 in each side-and I was wedged again the window.

 

Finally, I got to  the island about 4:00 or so. The reason I am here is some folks at the other hostel we're thinking of coming here.  Gilli  Air is one of three Gilli islands a boat ride away from Bali.   Gilli are is supposed to be more relaxed then the others so i checked it out.

 

There are no cars or motorbikes on the island. Only horse-drawn carriages and bicycles.  This hostel, and the reason I selected it, is just a bunch of bamboo huts. My bed had a roof and mosquito screens on each side-but otherwise it is open air. There is a pool and other huts.  It is very rustic-closest to Gilligan's Island as I have ever been.

 

After finding my bed, I went to a common area and shot-the-breeze with the others. Our conversation was high brow enough to learn that this was a place where people ingested mushrooms, and one woman discussed how while on mushrooms she saw such brilliant colors but forgot how to pee.  During this conversation, a familiar face walked by. Griet-the girl who lost her passport because her backpack fell out of the van walked by. She was staying here as well(I didn't know that-or that she would be coming to the island.)  We decided to get a drink together, so we walked over to the beach and had a drink while watching the sunset, and then we had dinner.  A romantic evening sans romance.

 

  

 
 
 

Tags: gilly air, indonesia

Add your comments

(If you have a travel question, get your Answers here)

In order to avoid spam on these blogs, please enter the code you see in the image. Comments identified as spam will be deleted.


 

 

Travel Answers about Indonesia

Do you have a travel question? Ask other World Nomads.