Palm boy

The locals cut some small steps into the trunk of the palmtree to climb em up wothout any safety gear. Its impressive how they climb up with ease. Up there they cut some old leafs and some coconuts. Have you ever climbed a palmtree?

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The Meno Vlog


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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A Gerupuk view

gerupuk view

When we arrived in Kuta, Lombok the first thing, we grabbed a scooter to drive up a hill in Gerupuk. The sun was setting so we had this breathtaking view for couple of minutes before heading back in the dark.
Ps. There are no street lights and paved roads.

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Lombok is an island with stunning coastlines and the views from Gerupuk Hill are probably the most beautiful ones! you don’t believe it? watch the travel vlog and let me know in the comments what you think. – After checking in to our Hotel, which is close to Kuta in Lombok, we left for a quick dinner. Quick because it was already late afternoon and we planned to discover the coast of Lombok around Kuta. With no plans at all we drove along dusty bumpy roads and ended up in Gerupuk. Gerupuk is well known for its surf spots. Checking out the bay we discovered this huge hill right behind Gerupuk. This is not a “well known” tripadvisor-rated viewpoint. Its simply a hill without any tourists. But the view on the coast is probably the most beautiful you’ll experience.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Gili Meno Drone view

gili meno drone

There is a lake on the Island of Gili Meno where a lot of birds breed. The lake is not really a spot to swim but amazing to watch the sunset from a boat dock. From the perspective of the drone it looks like the sea and the lake will connect on high tide, which is not really the case.

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The Gili Meno Vlog

How is life on a small island like Gili Meno? we spend a couple of days exploring all corners of this island. Some people live there but mostly tourists visit this island on a day trip on a boat from Gili Trawangan.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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The Meno smile

tourists

This picture frames Simone and me wearing the traditional Lombok farmer hats and having a good time. Enjoying a spot is not only about the place and weather its also about who’s with you!
Do you prefer to travel alone? 

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The Gili Meno Vlog

How is life on a small island like Gili Meno? we spend a couple of days exploring all corners of this island. Some people live there but mostly tourists visit this island on a day trip on a boat from Gili Trawangan.


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The Gili water swing

gili swing

Somebody had this brilliant idea to place a swing right in the water close to the beach. I dont know which swing was the first but you’ll find a couple of them on Gili Trawangan. Most people just stand there and shoot a picture for the gram. Depending on the tide you can really swing. I had so much fun on this thing, trying to get higher while the water splashes up. Have you ever been on a water swing like this one?

I’ll be honest, i already saw a couple of water swing pictures swinging through instagram before i saw this Gili water swing on the Gili Trawangan Island. Nevertheless it is something fascinating, a swing placed in the middle of the ocean. This one was placed right in front of the hotel we were staying. Someone had the idea of building such a water swing and now there are a handful of swings on the island or in the sea, however you want to call it. During the daytime the swing is often occupied by people shooting pictures and making selfies. The first time i had the chance to get on it, i tried to swing. first attempt failed. One of the two swings was hanging a bit lower than the other one. with the lower one i had no chance to swing because it was too hard to get enough velocity to swing out of the water. It depends on the tide, when it’s high, it gets more difficult, when low, easier. The second try on the other swing was successful. i gained height once the swing came out of the water. Trust me, that was fun!

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Yoga with a view

yoga lombok

A house on the hillls of Lombok with the most impressive Yoga studio! Woke up early and drove all the way up to the Ashtari Yoga studio. It is a platform with a view of Lombok’s coast line. The rising sun was shining on this beautiful landscape and illuminated the studio with warm bright morning light.

The Lombok Yoga Vlog

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Beauty of a boat wreck

boat wreck

Used to be a boat. all things age. now its a wreck. But a beautiful one in my opinion. the color, the shape and its dramaturgy how it is lying there makes it beautiful. Accept the passage of time and discover the beauty of it. It happens anyway.

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The Gili Trawangan Vlog

This boat is stranded on a beach on Gili Trawangan. watch the vlog:

The port of Gili T

how we arrived

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The Lombok fisherman

lombok fisherman

An Indonesian fisherman preparing for the hunt. He sits in the tire which hes holding in the left hand to float on the surface of the sea. Fishing rod and landing net prepared as well. Interesting way of fishing!

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The Pandanan beach vlog

Driving along the streets of Western Lombok to Pandanan Beach. A beautiful deserted beach where i helped a couple of fishermen to pull their boat out of the sea. on our way back we discovered a abandoned villa. Probably the owner run out of money whilst the construction phase. We started the drone to explore the villa from the air.

Baywatch

baywatch

Gazing over the ocean, breathing the salty air and pretending not to realize being photographed

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The Pandanan beach vlog

Driving along the streets of Western Lombok to Pandanan Beach. A beautiful deserted beach where i helped a couple of fishermen to pull their boat out of the sea. on our way back we discovered a abandoned villa. Probably the owner run out of money whilst the construction phase. We started the drone to explore the villa from the air.