Uuugh.. Really want to go there!

Ma Vie à Someplace in This World

I used to get beach calendars every Christmas under the tree and as a child and I often wondered where all the beautiful places with clear blue water and white sand beaches were in this world. Turns out, Indonesia has its fair share.

Gila means crazy in Indonesian (one of my favorite word combos is bugil, bule (foreigner) + gila = bugil, meaning crazy foreigner). And after a long weekend trip to the Gili Islands off of Lombok, or Bali depending on how you see it, I was gila for the Gilis. Gili actually means small island in Sasak and three islands, Air, Meno and Trawangan, make up this paradise.

My friend Sam and I spent two nights on Gili Trawangan, which has a reputation as a party and drug island. As the biggest island, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and even ATMs on Trawangan. If…

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