It was already time to leave Gili Island behind today. Bye, my little paradise…
As I was waiting for the boat to arrive, I watched some local guys play a card game. They all looked like they had a winning hand because of the way they theatrically slapped down their card on top of the pile. In a “read ’em and weep, boys” kinda way. But this went on and on, so apparently that’s just the way to do it here. 🙂
A boat trip, a chaotic search for the right taxi and a half hour walk, fully packed under a blistering sun, I was relieved to finally arrive at The Happy Mango Tree Hostel in Ubud, Bali.
And even more relieved to spot the inviting chill out space in the shade, close to the bar where they also prepared some delicious cheap food. I was definitely not heading out today. Not now I found a new appreciation for a cold Sprite.