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It’s good to be back! Early this week I braved thirty five hours of door to door travel with four tight connections in order to meet Anders and his family on Nusa Lembongan for a few days of pampered easing back in to life in Indonesia. We dove with Manta Rays, rented motorbikes and crossed over to Nusa Cenigan, and relaxed in our beautiful local-style bungalows. I fell even more in love with this island than I did the first time.

Now I’m back in Gili Trawangan and while the first few days have been rough in terms of finding a place to stay and readjusting to the daily wifi battle, it is wonderful to be back in the sunshine and under the slow spell of island life.

Photo A

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Our charming bungalow in Mushroom Bay on Nusa Lembongan

Photo B

Scuba Diving Nusa LembonganA colorful nudibranch

Photo C

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Cliff jumping on Nusa Cenigan

Photo D

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Photo E

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A day on the bikes, and lunch of pineapple fried rice

Photo F

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The waters at our pool and off the coast

Which photo is your favorite?

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36 Comments...
  • Not choosing, they are all too gorgeous! Enjoy your adventure and your hottie!!!
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      Ha, thanks Andi! You are too sweet 🙂

  • The Guy
    July 8 2013

    More amazing pictures Alex. I really love that bungalow, it is so inviting.

    It looks like that long journey was worth it.
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      The journey is almost, almost always worth it. Next time I will schedule longer connections though 🙂

  • Helen
    July 8 2013

    Great photos, I like them all! 🙂 x
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      Thanks Helen, can’t complain about that answer 🙂

  • tyrhone
    July 8 2013

    Manta rays, that’s an excellent pic. Although the pineapple rice is making my mouth water, all those carbs (I hate diets)!
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      What is this… “diet” you speak of?! 😉 Seems you are doing a rather extreme version, from the post I just read on your site!

      • tyrhone
        July 9 2013

        So you’re the one :). I struggle with moderation sometimes. It just seems so… moderate.

  • Sarah Somewhere
    July 8 2013

    I agree, the manta rays are stunning, but I cant go past a jumping pic. Go Anders!!
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      Proud to say I did it too! Of course, I did make him go first 🙂

  • I’m not going to lie Alex, this Anders makes a fine model for your weekly pics! I’m going with photo C
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      Ha, don’t say that… he might turn into a diva and start demanding compensation 😛

  • You know I’m a sucker for manta rays! Photo D!
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      You’ve got to get here then, Rika! Thanks for voting 🙂

  • Breanna
    July 8 2013

    Photo F especially the picture of the coast

    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      Love that one too Breanna, thanks for chiming in!

  • Melissa
    July 8 2013

    Photo E, of course–yum and yum! ; )
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      I love this comment. That is all 🙂

  • Monica
    July 9 2013

    These photos bring back so many amazing memories. I spent a few weeks in Nusa Lembongan, just riding around on a scooter, diving with manta rays, eating amazing food and cliff jumping. So much fun!
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      Ah, that sounds amazing Monica! A few weeks here might be a tad too long for me considering how quiet things are once the sun goes down… though perhaps I’d feel differently if I was diving every day!

  • Dad
    July 9 2013

    I am sucker for your underwater shots with the rays…..so D it is. Who’s the guy diving and on the bike. You don’t have a boyfriend or anything like that do you? Love Dad

  • Melanie Fontaine
    July 9 2013

    I really can’t choose! They’re all too gorgeous! The bungalow looks like a beautiful place to stay – oh my, you really make me want to go to Indonesia! 🙂
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      It is a special place! I need to come back here again someday as well to truly explore.

  • Jade
    July 9 2013

    Photo A! Perfect beach front accommodation!
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    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      I have Anders’ parents to thank for that beautiful accommodation! Thanks for voting 🙂

  • Wes
    July 9 2013

    the one on the right in F for me: Some of us notice changes in contrast and dynamic range 🙂 Very, very nice.

    • Alex
      July 9 2013

      Did you ever make it over to Nusa Cenigan when you were on Lembongan? If not… time to go back 🙂

      • Wes
        July 10 2013

        Khun Neil wouldn’t let me. He was worried about getting lonely without me. But we did look at it from the boat and if I recall correctly, the bar down near devil’s tears. Big if.

  • Cat
    July 10 2013

    They’re all great (as usual!) but I’ll go with A because it just looks like a fun place to stay and it made me scroll back up to it.
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    • Alex
      July 11 2013

      Aw, thanks Cat! Yeah, I love the bungalow style here. It’s so unique! I wish I could live in one like this 🙂

  • Kristen Noelle
    July 11 2013

    They’re all so vibrant! I’ll got with cliff jumping — i’m all about cheap thrills!

    • Alex
      July 11 2013

      Me too! Or maybe I just like being the chic who wants to jump off cliffs 🙂 Either way, it’s good fun!

  • Adventure Vacation
    July 18 2013

    Beautiful pics, i like all A,B,C,D,F

    • Alex
      July 19 2013

      I guess it was a successful week then 🙂 Thanks!

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