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“Gilli Trawangan Carriage Horse Slavery” 1 of 5 stars
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Gili Islands
Lombok, Indonesia
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Ranked #6 of 40 Attractions in Lombok
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Horseback riding, Scuba diving
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Sunshine Coast
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“Gilli Trawangan Carriage Horse Slavery”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We unfortunately are cutting our holiday to Gilli Trawangan short due to the ill treatment of the horses used for the transport of tourists. The horses are malnourished, work long hours with no water or food, are emaciated and expected to cart heavy ill balanced loads. They are foaming at the mouth, have splayed legs and bleeding hooves. It is very very distressing.

We also went snorkelling today and were taken to apparent top snorkelling sites that was dead coral and we were expected to go swimming amongst plastic bags and polystyrene. Really not cool.

Visited December 2012
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“I dont want anybody know this awesome place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The best place i should be back and back and back and back again!!first time in my life skin dive and snorkeling with turtle! Still virgin environment dude!

Visited November 2012
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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“Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

There are three of gili islands; Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. You can do an island hopping by the boat provided by the local government. From Senggigi you can take a ride to Bangsal Harbor and buy a boat ticket there. Gili Trawangan is the biggest island among them and has more facilities, but the foods, drinks etc cost very expensive there. Anyway, they all have a very beautiful blue beaches and soft sands that you can enjoy and swim in (in the beach, not in the sand :p) Its like a heaven!!!

Visited December 2012
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“Gili T = paradise? Maybe 20 years ago”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

After spending 2 weeks really enjoying Bali (Seminyak, Ubud) we were looking fwd to checking out Gili T. What a disappointment!! It's filthy, loud and looks like a hurricane just passed through. Beaches are not great, food is terrible and everything is way overpriced. I have read many reviews saying "if you are young and want to party its great" well, we are fairly young and not opposed to having a good time but there is no amount of mushrooms on this island that could make this paradise!

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“Gili T - it's best days are past...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

It's filthy... Run down and pretty sad... It's a place for backpackers to get baked on shrooms and weed and listen to pumping, terrible techno all day and night - every second joint on the street thumps all day with sketchy locals gesturing to their nostrils or lips - hey boss! I gots...! It's expensive as hell with zero value... It may have been paradise 5 to 10 years ago... Now it's ultra seedy and dirty... Maybe I'm just past it... Diving looks decent but the reefs look like they are dying all over... We are outta here... Another paradise lost... Rather be in Semanyek - at least there's something to do besides bong hits... However, if you want to get blasted and party - have at 'er!!

Visited November 2012
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