The Gili Islands lie off the coast of Lombok and are only accessible by boat. There are three laws on the islands: no dogs, no motorised vehicles of any kind, and no police. Because there are no motorised vehicles, horses and their carts (cidomos) can be hired for travelling longer distances on the islands. The bells attached to their harnesses can be heard all over the largest island, Gili Trawangan.
Circling Gili T (as it is affectionately known) is a wide path that takes about 2- 4 hours to complete on foot. As we walked down one particularly empty stretch, we rounded the corner to discover the sight of men bathing their horses in the surf. The closeness between the men and their horses was clearly evident. Sometimes on holiday it can seem like every path is trodden and there is nothing left to stumble across. But the Gilis reminded me that there is plenty more to see and discover. In these islands, you never know what might be around the corner.
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Breathtaking Sunset Bar on Gili Trawangan
Gili Trawangan is a fantastic island. It is fun, beautiful, and relaxing all at the same time. We ended up staying longer then expected. While the island is infamous for it's nightlife, diving, and beaches, the night that this photo was taken we discovered just one more aspect of Gili T. We took a cidemo (horse cart... no motorized transport here) to the northern tip of the island and sat at Sunset Bar to take in the stunning colours. We could see Gunung Agung and Bali in the background, and we watched a ferry drift by in the distance. It was picture perfect. There are appys at the bar, but not full meals, and they put on fire shows once the sunset fades. It's only about a 5 minute walk to the nearest restaurant though, so food is no issue. If you feel like a walk, it's about a 20 minute walk back to the port and main hotel area of the island.
Full Account and More Photos Here: http://aliscottwhatwegetupto.blogspot.ca/2012/07/gili-trawangan-day-3.html