We are in Bali. You’d think that was great, but it’s not. It’s 4am and it’s not where we want to be after our Komodo adventure. All inter-island flights go through Jakarta or Bali and one ends up here frequently. In fact, we barely made it out of the airport, opting for a hotel right at the fenced edge of the airfield in a dingy area. It’s $40 a night and clean, so we can’t complain too hard.
It feels weird to be in the speedboat without our scuba gear. Sadly, our Komodo diving is done. Amanda and I did 13 dives over four days, Emma and Lily a few less. We miss it already.
The last three days we have been diving on the Wunderpus (which is a rare octopus – get your head out of the gutter,) and they have been among the best days we’ve ever spent anywhere doing anything. I didn’t even blog. I just turned everything off and dove.
Bye Gili Meno! It was great to hang out after Rinjani, but we’re all ready for more adventure. Komodo Island, I think, will deliver. In addition to the famed Komodo dragon, it’s got some of the best scuba diving on the planet. And we’re going to see it all from a huge private boat for four days. Read more
The manager of our hotel “Adeng Adeng” on Gili Meno is a hilariously likable, big, Bavarian woman named Karina. Adeng Adeng, which means ‘Slowly, Slowly’, kind of a local mantra, is a very highly rated hotel for the money. It shows. The grounds are beautiful, the AC is strong and the service is incredible.