One of the segments of my last trip to Indonesia was a couple days at Gili Trawangan, off Lombok, with Rocky, Erik, Alita, Jo and I – or in the words of Rocky – “cultural vomit.” He has quite the way with words. The island was fantastic, even though it was pretty much a standard Southeast Asian backpacker stop, with the inevitable banana pancakes. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with banana pancakes, but… you know. Actually, it was marginally classier than most stops on the banana pancake tour of Asia, because the costs priced out most of the really dirty backpackers.
Beaches were fantastic, lots of good food, an abundance of friendly local kittehs – and no dogs – and the fine company of my cultural vomit compatriots. Perfect island getaway destination.