We went from Gili Air to Kuta (Lombok). Therefore we took the public shuttle ferry that runs the whole day between 8.15 a.m. – 5 p.m., always when 40 people are on board. It’s (12.000 IDR/pax) and takes you to Bangsal in 15 to 20 minutes. You can simply go to the harbor and buy a ticket there, they will tell you when the boat is leaving. We only waited 10 minutes because all the locals went home for Idul Fitri, the big celebration where all the family comes together at home. From there we took a taxi to Kuta, which cost 200.000 – 250.000 IDR (17€) that took us two hours. To get a taxi you have to pass all the taxi taxi dudes and walk to the end of the street that leaves the beach. They will try to sell you a horse car for this 5 – 10 minutes walk, so just walk.
Lombok is a green island, full of hills and the famous volcano Rinjani. In the south of the island there are beautiful sandy beaches and good surf spots. We came here on our way east and made Kuta (Lombok) our home-base. From here we rented a motorbike and drove around.
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