Sharing a room with couple of guys who work in Perth in the mines, Clinton from Gold Coast and Andy from NZ I get chatting to them and they are getting bikes and heading round the island bit to see sunset so head with them. The island is small and can cycle whole thing in hour or so but we just go about 15mins to a really cool bar with total ibiza tunes playing called Paradise Sunset Bar and is meant to be best place on Island to see the sun hit the horizon. Its pretty packed and we get a cool set up with a hut and cuahions watching some of the guys upfront memorized and spaced out watching the sunset which is quite amusing to watch as only on Gili lol. We stay there til about 10ish and cycle back a bit drunk but not too bad and head to the hostel bar Lava which is quite busy and the local workers there are strutting their breakdance moves – impressive but guess they have the time to practice. The night tonight for Gili as it rotates every night is Jiggy Jigs which is super lively and get bit of a group together and before now it all sitting after it shuts outside the gilimart listening to a few of the locals play guitar and sing away. As more people walk home they stop off and join in with a few wanting to head to the beach to watch the sunset. Manage to stay up with the help of few bintang and redbulls and the sunset is def worth waiting for and very amusing us all in a circle jamming away. Very Gili style!
1st December 2015