Day 200: A Slip Up

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Fri. 1st March 2013 Its time for us to leave Gili Trawangan. We have really enjoyed our time here – it is a very relaxed place with friendly people, both locals and tourists. To state the bleedin’ obvious, I really …

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Day 199: Manta Ray

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Thur. 28 February 2013 It is our last full day on GilliT and so Dave has signed up for one last fun dive at 9am and so I hang around until he returns, doing not a lot. At 11:25 a …

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Day 198: Masterchef

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Wed. 27th February 2013 My diving course has now finished and I want to put my new knowledge to good use. Besides the diving here is so good (and I’m enjoying it so much) that it would be wrong not …

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Day 197: Planning Ahead

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Tues. 26th February 2013 This is the longest we have stayed in any hotel during our trip and we’re contemplating extending by at least a day (to make a total of 6 nights). The main reason is that our plan …

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Day 196: A Real Diver?

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Mon. 25th February 2013 I’m now 2/5ths of the way through my course. So far, so good, but I clearly have much to learn – not just knowledge from the books and instructors but experience and skills that only come …

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Day 195: Wet And Dry

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Sun. 24th February 2013 As Dave is keen to get started on his diving qualification he has booked in for two dives today, 9am and 2:30pm. This means a 7am alarm to give him time for a light breakfast and …

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Day 194: We May Never Want To Leave

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Sat. 23rd February 2013 We are going to the (small) island of Gili Trawangan because the brother of a friend of ours is part owner of a dive shop there. These sort of tenuous connections have worked well for us …

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