Just a couple weeks ago, I had never even heard of Lombok. Luckily, a friend I made in Singapore recommended it to me. He suggested that I skip all the touristy hustle and bustle in Bali and go straight to Lombok. He was absolutely right. I still plan to go to Bali towards the tail end of my trip, but I fell in love with Lombok so much that I extended my stay here.
The vibe on this island is just what I needed. The locals and the travelers passing through have all been amazing and kind - and just in a week, I’ve already made some incredible friendships. Not to mention, the island overall is simply gorgeous. Whenever I hop on my scooter and cruise around enjoying the sights, I find myself with the biggest smile on my face.
So far my first week has been filled with:
Hiking/camping the crater rim of Mount Rinjani (more to come on this later)
Literally chasing waterfalls
I was supposed to leave for Bali today but I plan to get some extra surfing in and also enjoy the peaceful vibe before I head to Bali to do the usual Bali things…