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Magic Mushroom Island / Lombok , Gili Trawangan

Magic Mushroom Island / Lombok , Gili Trawangan

No, I'm not talking about the mushroom islands of Palau and the magical underwater. It's the sort of mushroom that is said to guarantee a ticket to heaven, or moon, or jail if you get caught with it. It's a tiny ex-hippy island in Bali Sea that I'm talking about, Gili Trawangan. Gili Islands, Air, Meno and Trawangan are located between Lombok and Bali. Trawangan is the most popular of them all. Its permanent population is around 800, most of the workforce comes from Lombok and other islands. Gili Trawangan used to be a back packer haven back in the 80ies with it's cheap accomodation, beautiful...

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Third Day at Barracuda Point

Third Day at Barracuda Point

It shouldn’t be a surprise to you now that we were at Barracuda Point again on our third day at Sipadan.  We actually made two of the three dives to the same spot. When we passed that favorite corner of ours at 15 meters and slowly ascend through the valley, we saw lots of turtles gathered around a pinnacle. At first sight, we thought that this was the red light district for turtles. I even felt sorry for one of the guys that got kicked out by three other turtles. We were waiting for some action, but apparently that was a spa rather than a red light zone. It was a cleaning station and the turtles...

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