My traveling lovelies contemplating life and wondering why we would
ever choose be anywhere else but in this moment right here.
I've been blogging quite faithfully on my iPhone, but haven't been to find a place with WiFi that I can post the things that I've written. Don't worry, once I get back to mainland Bali, I will be much more diligent. But for now, I am in the Gili Islands, where Elizabeth Gilbert ends her novel Eat, Pray, Love with her Brazilian boyfriend (so far I'm 0 for 1 on the novel writing and 0 for 1 on the Brazilian boyfriend. Of course, if I'd had a non-salt water shower once in the past four days, I might be having more luck on #2).
The Gilis are breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful. Like, I get sort of emotional watching the sunrise and the sunset because it's so clear (and also, there isn't a whole lot else to do. I walked around the whole island of Gili Air in under an hour. So sunrise-watching is actually an activity).
I went diving last night (my first night dive. I was underweight and so I struggled to stay buoyant the whole time. Ugh, not a great diving experience, but you learn something everytime you go, they say). We saw tons of little shrimpies, a box crab, some little sea slugs whose name I can't remember, and beautiful coral colors. It was a full moon, so no bioluminescence, but hopefully, I'll get to see some off of Thailand when I go dive there (if I go dive there. I'm liking this whole no-planning-seeing-where-the-wind-takes-me thing).
We also went diving this morning (my friend Erny and I) and saw TONS of black tipped sharks, swimming sea turtles, and a few pufferfish, parrotfish, angelfish, mini-tiny crabs, eels and LOTS of other things. It was unlike any diving experience I've ever had and now I really know why there are people all over the world who love diving and do it almost every weekend.
Tomorrow I head to Lombok to climb Gunung Rinjani, so that means no blogging for another few days. Will post as soon as I get back to mainland Bali. Hugs, kisses, and adventures to everyone!