Bali: Trip to Nusa Lembongan
I went to Bali alone for two weeks. I went there because I was in Darwin, Australia and it was only a 40-minute flight away. My flight was really late at night and I was stupid enough to forget to book some place for the first night.
So, I was in the plane at 2 in the morning thinking how the hell am I gonna find a place to stay at this time. Anyway, even though I always forget this kind of stuff, it always turns out okay and this time wasn’t different. There was a very nice guy sitting next to me, we were talking the whole flight and at some point he told me he was meeting some friends at a hotel and if I wanted I could stay in the girls room, at least for a night. Perfect!
After a while I needed to get out of Kuta, I wanted to get a boat and go to the Gili Islands because everyone told me it was really fun. I didn’t go because it was too expensive, so I ended up going to Nusa Lembongan, another island not as famous as the other, but a perfect way to get away from the tourists.
I was looking for a taxi to take me to the port when I heard a guy asking for the exact same thing, so I asked if we could go together. We went to pick up 2 other friends of his and then they asked if I wanted to go to Nusa with them. Perfect (again!)! We went to island on a small fishing boat in which the passengers were people and a LOT of fruit, vegetables and all sorts of provisions. Me, I was traveling in the company of very nice melons and mangos! It was a nice trip though, the view was cool.
They had already a day trip planned. They had a friend on the island who had a boat and offered to take them for a boat trip, I obviously joined them! First thing we did was renting scooters to get around the island and then we went to meet the boat guy. He took us to a spot around the island where we could snorkel to see gigantic manta rays.
On another day we went to see the sea weed plantations. There’s a lot of them in the island, they grow tons of it and then send everything to Japan to make all those cosmetic products. These sea weed farms make the sea look funny, from the outside all you see is the floor underwater all divided in perfect rectangles.
The island is amazing, the sea weed plantations, the diving with manta rays, the people and the sunsets were incredible! Thank god I ended up there instead.