death by paper cut

{March 22, 2009}   Lombok

i never heard of lombok till the geek said that we were going there. he got us a good deal for the accomodation that would have normally been exorbitantly priced. this is my first trip that i did not do any planning for. the objective in any case is quality time and not back to back programmes.

the view from our villa was spectacular. it was surreal. images that i would otherwise only see in travel brochures but would never dream of actually occupying.

view from the veranda outside the bedroom
Our Villa - Villa 4 Kasih Honeymoon

Our Villa - Villa 4 Kasih Honeymoon

the bedroom of our villa
Inside our Villa

Inside our Villa

open concept bathroom
Spacious Toilet Spacious Toilet

surrounds of our villa
Our Villa - Villa 4 Kasih Honeymoon

Our Villa - Villa 4 Kasih Honeymoon

because of how exclusive and secluded the accommodation was to everything else, we were dependent on the facilities of the villa to a large extend. it was night by the time we arrived on the first day, so we had to order room service for dinner.

most of the 2nd day was spent on a day trip planned by the accommodation. we had about 8 different routes to choose from and we just have to inform the driver what time we wanted to start.

the culturally oriented day trip we chose was anchored on the cottage industries of lombok, such as local pottery and traditional weaving. we ended the day at a very private and pristine beach and a stop at the supermarket before heading back.

traditional weaving done only by women
Traditional Lombok Weaving

local pottery, all done without a throwing wheel
Lombok Pottery

the end products
Lombok Pottery

pristine beach
Kuta Beach, Lombok

Kuta Beach, Lombok

we were due to return by evening of the third day, so we spent the earlier part of the day lazing around watching dvds (available at reception) and an hour at the in house day spa. we both opted for the aromatherapy massage. my very first time having a massage added to the novelty of the luxuriant experience. the day spa rooms were located just outside our villa.

day spa
Imaj Day Spa

Imaj Day Spa

the whole trip was a real treat. its time to throw myself back into work for the next 10 weeks before the next breather.

more pictures here.

[…] this year, i managed to visit 4 holiday destinations. 3 days in lombok with the geek in march was relaxing – we had a villa at high altitude to ourselves. 5 days in […]

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