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Where is the time going? I knew that my time in Gili Trawangan working towards my Divemaster would fly by, but yet the days are slipping through my fingers faster than I ever imagined possible. Let’s just say it is a very good thing that I have firm obligations waiting at home or I might be stuck on this island for quite some time…

So at this moment I’m trying to console myself my making summer plans. I have some fun celebrations to look forward to, like watching my sister Olivia’s graduation and being in my friend Justine’s wedding. I’m also trying to plan some short getaways to break up my time stateside, like a possible international bachelorette party and a getaway with my hometown girlfriends — maybe something indulgent like a cruise or an all-inclusive. Whatever the future holds — I know it’s going to be a good time!

Photo A
View over Gili Trawangan The view I wake up to each morning

Photo B
Stingray in Gili TrawanganA stingray trying to be stealth

Photo C

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The beautiful underwater world of Gili Trawangan!

Photo D
Sea Turtle in Gili TrawanganYou guys aren’t going to get sick of seeing turtle pictures, right?

Photo E
Diver with Sea Turtle in Gili Trawangan…. because I have a feeling there are many more to come!

Which photo is your favorite?

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32 Comments...
  • Jen
    April 23 2013

    I have to go with D and the turtle again! I love that little guy peeking out!

    Your view every morning is a close second. That must put a smile on your face first thing.
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    • Meihoukai
      April 24 2013

      It was definitely the selling point for me for that apartment! I have no sink and the worst shower on the island… but hey, I’ve got that view! šŸ™‚

  • Olivia
    April 23 2013

    B!!

    Yes, those ARE firm obligations in New York thank you!

    • Meihoukai
      April 24 2013

      Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten the missive that no one is meant to pay attention to me and take away from your special day šŸ™‚

  • memographer
    April 23 2013

    I gave that turtle (D) first place last week šŸ™‚
    So, my this week choice is “Two friends” from Photo E.
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    • Meihoukai
      April 24 2013

      As far as I know, they are all different turtles! But who knows, I might be seeing the same ones more than once!

  • Jade
    April 23 2013

    D! I don’t think you can get sick of turtle pics.
    When is it that you go home? I am in New York for a few days in June!
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    • Meihoukai
      April 24 2013

      I arrive back on May 21st and head directly to my sister’s graduation! I will probably Upstate for much of June, but I’m always in and out of the city… what are your dates?

      • Jade
        April 25 2013

        How exciting, I graduate in July this year!
        I fly in on the 4th June in the day and then I am off to visit friends in Phoenix a few days later, around the 7th- it isn’t long but I would love to meet, have a drink and chat about travel and blogging!

        • Meihoukai
          April 26 2013

          I’ll be in Toronto for TBEX until around the 3rd and then I think I’ll most likely be unwinding in Albany for the week after… but if things change and I am in NYC at any point then I will let you know!

  • Kristen Noelle
    April 23 2013

    E! Nope not tired of the little Terps! Hehehe. B is my second, and A is my third — such a quaint view to wake up to! =]

    • Meihoukai
      April 24 2013

      Thanks Kristen! It makes me smile so much šŸ™‚

  • D!!!!! OMG it gave me goosebumps!

    • Meihoukai
      April 24 2013

      I know you love those turtles šŸ™‚ That is a particularly good one though!

  • Rika | Cubicle Throwdown
    April 23 2013

    I love Photo B! I ran into a stingray being stealth like that today and he let me get right up to him. Awesome!
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    • Meihoukai
      April 24 2013

      The stingrays here are actually super chilled out and will let you hang out with them for quite a while before they finally shake off and swim away šŸ™‚

  • Dad
    April 23 2013

    All worthy. First runner up – D, B and W can be so arresting as this one is. POTW goes to E. The composition is great but the juxtaposition of the turtle it his or her natural state and the human requiring all the gear to share the space says volumes, good and bad, about humankinds relationship with nature.Thank you for this beautiful gift!

    • Meihoukai
      April 24 2013

      I didn’t really think about it in that way, but I love it! Great interpretation, very thought provoking.

  • samir
    April 24 2013

    Photo ” c”

    More colors and Deep Feelings.

    Thanks

    • Meihoukai
      April 25 2013

      I do love the mood in those photos! Thanks for voting!

  • Caty
    April 24 2013

    TURTLES!!!!did I ever mention how much I loooove turles??? =) So definitely always the turtles, so D and E!!!but I also have a soft spot for the pic on the left in C because that’s exactly what one of my last dives in Sri Lanka looked like. Shame girl you are too good I can’t choose!Btw my flights to Argentina are booked and I have a layover in Brasil, didn’t you say you want to go there?any chance you will be there in september???

    • Meihoukai
      April 25 2013

      Congratulations on booked flights! I definitely have dreams of being in Brazil in 2013-2014, but I don’t think it will be as early as September šŸ™ Can’t wait to hear about your trip though!

  • The Guy
    April 24 2013

    Yet again Meihoukai, truly amazing pictures. Thanks again for taking and sharing. I’m very envious of your morning view; it would be lovely to be somewhere tropical.
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    • Meihoukai
      April 25 2013

      I am certainly being spoiled rotten by beauty these days! It will be a hard island to leave.

  • Jes
    April 24 2013

    Photo e!!! I was so gutted i didn’t get to spot any turtles whilst we were snorkelling in Thailand so I fully understand the fascination! If I had seen one my camera would have been full of turtle snaps haha.

    • Meihoukai
      April 26 2013

      I can’t think of a place on earth I’ve been to where turtles are more abundant than they are here in Gili Trawangan! I highly recommend you make it over here for a snorkel šŸ™‚ Second on the list would probably be the Cayman Islands!

  • Cat
    April 24 2013

    I think I’ll go with A just because it speaks to me of the type of view I’d be quite happy to wake up to each morning. But, I really love the turtles too and the sting ray in stealth mode.
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    • Meihoukai
      April 26 2013

      Island life is definitely the one for me šŸ™‚ It will be hard to go back to waking up to any other view!

  • Carla
    April 24 2013

    E !!!! Also love A..my kinda view most mornings too šŸ™‚

  • Kari
    September 25 2015

    Hi!
    I think im going to end up in Gili T at the beginning of April this year and I was wondering what you thought of the weather at that time of year? I know from an Indonesian perspective it’s the rainy season, but for an American is it really that bad? Thank you!

    • Meihoukai
      September 27 2015

      Hey Kari, the weather was lovely when I arrived in April. It rained at times but the showers were short — overall it was an amazing time to be in Gili. Enjoy!