lima, peru
Beach hopping in Kuta Lombok
November 16, 2015

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Ghandi

Selong Blanak beach in Lombok
White-sand beach Selong Blanak in Lombok

If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you are fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him.

Beaches around Kuta Lombok
Surfer paradise. Beginner waves at Selong Blanak

You can give a person knowledge, but you cannot make them think. Some people want to remain fools, only because the truth requires change.

Tanjung Aan beach in Lombok
Zen before the monkey attack at Tanjung Aan

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

Beaches near Kuta Lombok
Sunset at Tanjung Aan beach

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do this. Martin Luther King jr

Pantai Seger beach at sunset
Secret sunset viewpoint at Pantai Seger

The idea behind a kaleidoscope is that it us a structure that’s filled with broken bits and pieces, and somehow if you can look through them, you still see something beautiful. And I feel we are all like that a little bit. Sara Bareilles

City beach in Kuta Lombok
City beach in Kuta Lombok

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain

Mawun beach near Kuta Lombok
Where to recover from the Rinjani volcano trek? Mawun beach

Life is a sum of all your choices. Albert Camus

Mawi beach near Kuta Lombok
Mawi beach is mine! Only for surfers that know what they are doing

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

Sunset at Mawi beach
Sunset at Mawi beach in Lombok

I initially traveled to Kuta Lombok to stay for 3 days and ended up spending a week there. All listed beaches can be reached by scooter within 30 minutes from Kuta Lombok. I still wonder which beach was my favorite. They all felt like they were mine alone. I can’t think of another place with as much beauty nearby as Kuta Lombok.