life on the island

This must be the simplest holiday we’ve ever been to. There is not a pressure (at least from me) to visit places and wake up early. The biggest decision we have to make is where we’re going to have lunch and dinner what should we pick from the menu.
We got to GT (gili trawangan) by public boat, 8500-10000 que per què person. The good thing about peak season is the public boats are running more frequent. They only leave after at least 20 people are going. Fabio was okay on the first half of the journey though he reckoned he was pretty shocked at seeing so many people filled in to the boat. The second half of the journey he started to feel uneasy and saying “pulang”…O’ow!!!
Anyway we landed safely and easily found sama2 bungalow which is walkable fromthe harbour. We got the bungalow for 450K, 2 storey, lumbung style. Not really what I wanted but the price is good and there is aircon, hot shower, dvd player and close to the mainstreet.
I still wish I had booked kelapa kecil or blue beach despite of the higher price. Really should have book in advance during peak season like this. Sama2 bungalow could be better if it is maintained. The bathroom need to be renewed: the metal inthe shower and hanger is rusty and there is on on smelly odour which Adi thinks come from the septictank. The missing piece which forms a crucial part of on on good island hotel is the sun lounger. They’re good to lazy around on daylight to daydream while looking at the beach and at night to gaze thru the beautiful sky full of stars.
Sama2 missed out on that crucial part 😦
However has to mention that staff are wonderful and friendly.
We hired bicycles on 2nd day. We got the one with child carrier on the back so fabio can sit on with Adi. My cycling skill was so rusty, I had troublr krrping up with adi and had to abandon my ambition to cycle around the island and opt to do it with cidomo instead (did on 3rd day for 35K). By end of the day my bottom already felt sore and that ended my cycling adventure. We watched sunset at the sunset bar which only opens for the sunset. The other option is to watch it while sitting at the comfy chair in coral beach bungalows not so far from balikana.
Btw if anyone plan to go the island, do pack shorts, sundress, towel for swimming (unless you stay at villa ombak) and sarong. The alternative is to buy in the island with mar up prices. Better to bring snorkel set if you happen to have one and comfy walking sandals (love my reliable birkenstock) and sunblock.