Lombok and the islands to the east are an adventure waiting to happen. People wanting to get a feel of what Bali was like in the 1970’s should catch a ferry to Lombok and step back in time. Recent visitor Adam reports getting around was easy, even for someone who […]
Sumbawa is the island to the east of Lombok. The Indonesian archipelago is a string of pearls that strech from Aceh to Papua, and are, for the most part, easy to travel across. From Bali to Lombok is 4-5 hours, on the ferry from Padangbai. From Lebuhan Lombok to Pototano […]
Lombok is Bali’s neighbor to the east. While tourism has run rampant in Bali, it has progressed at a crawl in Lombok. A trip to Lombok can be like going back 40 years in Bali. Here’s a run down of the history of Lombok.
Two years ago I was a single man. Two years ago today I was saying goodbye to Josh Grillo and friend from N. Carolina, who had been on a surfing trip here.
Shortly after the discovery of a new ‘Garden of Eden‘ on the island of Papua, scientists have found an ‘Indonesian Pompeii‘ on Sumbawa. Looking at a map of Indonesia you can see that Sumbawa is the second island to the east of Bali (Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa). Surfers know the island […]
Many of the handicraft shops I visit in Kuta and the fancier interior decoration shops in Legian and Seminyak have staff from other parts of Indonesia. I visited 2 Seasons Lifestyle, a small shop on Jl. Legian in Legian and interviewed Endang from Sumbawa, the next island after Lombok to […]