I've mentioned before that I'm hydrophobic right? So every activity in the water is my teeny tiny attempt to get over this fear. Also, the underwater marine life has this really strange way of changing you as a person - you feel like checking what it has to show off each time you get an opportunity.
And on that note @kakkadmegha and I plonked our asses on the glass bottom boat - eager to check out the Three #GiliIslands - #GiliTrawangan , #GiliMeno and #GiliAir and their beautiful creatures...ten mins on the boat takes to you to the first stop - you see these magnificient man-made sculptures/life-size human figures curled up on the ground in a circular formation. Not only is this a piece of art it seems they're here to increase biodiversity.
The second stop takes you to Gili Meno and I'm super glad I asked for help here (cuz they know where to spot things best). One of the crew members accompanied me and I got to see almost five turtles swimming underwater - this was definitely the highlight of the trip for me and the primary reason I'll ask you to not miss this tour.
The next stop is to spot a variety of fish - striped, dotted, patterned and streaked with luminous colours and corals too.
Finally, you head over to Gili Air and chill at this shack and get some grub before you head back to Gili T. The locals here are extremely chatty, will offer you shrooms and will love you more if you can sing a Shahrukh Khan song.
All in all, a 4-5 hour trip which leaves you exhausted, tanned but wanting for more.. Tip: definitely bargain for a good rate before you book the trip cuz we got ourselves the half day tour at a steal for just 125000 per person. Also, stock up on water and sunscreen cuz that brat's unforgivingly hot!
P.C. Not shot by me - borrowed excellent shots and used here to give you a glimpse of what we actually saw and how enthralling the experience was.
A special “thank you” to this amazing, lovely, funny and weird girl I’ve met during my journey 🙏🏽Thank you for staying by my side. Thank you for being the person I could talk to. Thank you for all the (un)forgettable nights. Thank you for being patient and accepting me for who I am. Thank you for all the laughs and funny moments. Thank you for all the memories we’ve made and our wonderful journey together. Thank you @eva_benke ❤️