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  • Guides,  Indonesia

    The Ultimate Travel Guide: Gili Trawangan

    White sandy beaches, turtle filled turquoise oceans, raving drug-filled parties, vibrant coral reefs, tropical sunshine and incredibly potent psychedelics are just some of the reasons why Gili Trawangan has always been the ultimate tropical paradise! Wedged in between the iconic island of Bali and the lesser-known Lombok, Gili Trawangan for the last couple of decades has been the prime spot for people in the know. Gili Trawangan wrote the guide on what an island getaway should be, and for years has been the go-to place for people in the know! If you didn’t know, now you know! So before you plan your entire trip around the much-overrated island of Bali,…

  • Asia,  Discussions,  Indonesia

    Gili Trawangan: The Island Paradise of Drugs

    Many people travel to the tropical island of Gili Trawangan in search of white beaches, turquoise oceans and ultimate tranquillity. Others visit Gili Trawangan for more nefarious desires: bustling nightlife, bikini-ladened boat parties and more importantly, drugs… a lot of it. Much like Amsterdam is to Europe, Gili T is a strange grey area where recreational drug use is given a blind eye in an otherwise immensely strict country. Naturally growing plants such as weed and magic mushrooms are in abundant supply, while even heavier Class A gear is also readily available. As such this chemically enhanced paradise rivals every other party island across the world. So in that case, this…

  • Blog,  Indonesia

    Gili Trawangan

    Gili Trawangan, the tropical island with a split personality. On the one hand, it’s a stunning peaceful paradise surrounded by gorgeous oceans filled with life including turtles. On the other hand, it is the mecca for sin away from the strict hand of the Indonesian government.   This trip began straight from the hotel on Lombok, where the handy man who’d arranged my Mount Rinjani climb also arranged transfers to Gili T. Despite every second building in Senggigi offering transfers all over Lombok, I felt obligated to the handy man, being such a charming smooth-talking swindler. “The boat to Gili T included in the price” After a brief pause of…