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Lil Dave’s Adventures with Ivan and Jennifer

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Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up at 5:30 am on July 19, 2009.  We packed everything up.  We checked out of La Walon Hotel.

We got picked up by the van a couple minutes after 6 am.  Jennifer fell asleep in the van.  It took a little over an hour to reach the pier. 

Ivan traded the voucher for tickets for the boat.  We wanted to get some breakfast before we headed out at 8:30 am.  Ivan got a hard boiled egg with toast while Jennifer got a plain omelet.  I had some of Jennifer’s toast with banana.

We boarded the speedboat.  We got our seats.  We all took a nap during our trip.  It took a little over and hour and a half to arrive at Gili Trawangan, one of the Gili Islands in Bali.

Ivan talked to a girl who said where the cheap and more expensive rooms are.  We headed towards to the more expensive rooms since they might have openings there, and would most likely be nicer rooms.

Ivan found a room at the Unique Hotel.  We checked in there.  We put our backpacks in the room.   The room is nice with cool artwork on the walls.


We walked around and sat down to eat at Tir Na Nog, an Irish bar and restaurant.  We had a nice view of the water.


Ivan and Jennifer started off with grilled sardines.  I ordered a banana and chicken ciabatta sandwich.  Ivan got the roasted vegetables and hummus on ciabatta bread. 


Jennifer got a salad with goats cheese and pumpkin.  The food took awhile to come.  It tasted really good though.

After lunch, I worked on the blog and emailed some of my monkey friends back home. They seemed quite jealous of the fact that I was staying on this beautifull paradise island, that has no cars or motorbikes, just horses and cart for transport.

Ivan and Jennifer used the internet at the internet cafe.

We went to the Pesona Resort for their Indian Restaurant.  We decided to wait on ordering food.  Ivan and Jennifer ordered a Mint Sheesha to smoke.  They smoked it while they watched part of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 


Ivan and Jennifer ordered masala papadum for a starter.  It was good but not as good as the one at Queens of Inda in Kuta.  I ordered a banana and chicken tikka. 


Ivan and Jen shared chicken tikka, chicken saag curry and garlic naan.  It was really tasty food – but a bit expensive.

Ivan and Jennifer had the free breakfast at the hotel on July 20, 2009.  They got banana pancakes, fruit and tea.  I had some of Jennifer’s banana pancake and her banana.  It was tasty!

We had lunch at Tir Na Nog again.  It was really empty in the restaurant.  Ivan and Jennifer both ordered the Roasted Vegetables and Hummus on Ciabatta bread.  I had the banana and chicken ciabatta sandwich again.  It took about 30 minutes to arrive.  I’m not sure why the service is so slow here.  We read our books while we waited for the food to come.  We’re just glad that the food is good.

Ivan and Jennifer used the internet.

We walked to Beach House Resort for dinner. 


Ivan had the bbq tuna.  Jennifer got two bbq prawn kebabs.  I had the bbq chicken and banana.  We got access to the free salad bar with our meal.  You can get salad, baked potatoes and bread.  I made a banana salad.  The food was alright here.

We went to the Beautiful Life to catch the free movie.  You do have to spend 20,000 IDR ($2 USD) per person to watch the movie though.  Ivan and Jennifer each got a glass of red wine to drink.  The movie was In the Wild based on a true story.  It was a good movie but a little slow at times.


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