Lombok: Climbing to Dawn on Top of the World

A smooth twenty-minute water taxi ride landed us on the Gili's big neighbour island, Lombok. By horse-and-trap then taxi, we finally saw Indonesian life in the daylight, lurching through overtaking manoeuvres past rice paddies dappled with the little sandy peaks of farmers' straw hats. To one side, glittering gun metal grey beaches hinted at the [...]