Sunset Perfection ~ Gili Islands
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Sunset Perfection ~ Gili Islands

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  1. Gili Islands Travel Guide ~ Indonesia
  2. Sunset Perfection ~ Gili Islands (Current)
  3. The Graveyard Underneath ~ The Truth about Gili Islands
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Sunsets have been always something magical to me. Sunsets are even better than magic – the everyday-kind-of-natural-magic. It doesn’t matter where I manage to enjoy them, they are always marvelous to watch. On the mountains while camping, on the balcony while hanging out the laundry, in the city park during the dog walk… It doesn’t really matter! Sunsets are everywhere. You just need to keep your eyes open for the magic to happen.

 

I’ve never been religious. But imagine how it would feel to be a “believer”, to me is like a sunset over the ocean. A fantastic occasion to look at something and to believe that everything is alright. Like the eyes of what many call “God” in different languages. Like the master “hug” of boundless love. Like seeing your favorite band in a private concert…

 

If you’re following my travel blog, you already know my passion for sunsets. Although my photographic skills do not really allow me to capture the entire magic of these happenings, it is still better to have some pictures, than to have no pictures at all. To be honest, I do even like the result of capturing the golden moments on Gili Air. The colours are even similar to what my eyes were actually seeing. Anyway, the atmosphere from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm is still impossible to recreate.

 

 

Different than in Europe and North America for example, the Indonesian sunset happens between 5:50 pm and 6:35 pm. The same is with the sunrise – there is only about 40 min difference throughout the whole year. The days are much shorter than the summer days in Europe and the life of many locals happens between 6 am and 6 pm. Especially on the Gili Islands you can feel the difference before and after the sun has set down – all living creatures are preparing for the night, some to rest, others to hunt, other to party.
 
As I already said, no matter where I’m, sunsets are always special. But sunset in conjunction with water fascinates me even more than any other sunset! And from Gili Air there is also a Vulcanic bonus! In the very last moments of the sunset, you can easily spot Mount Agung in front of the sun. The distance of 60 km still allows the majestic view over the 3000 m volcano!

Gili Islands, Sunset

“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.”John Lubbock

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!”C. JoyBell C.

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
Roman Payne

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

“Beautiful Sunset needs cloudy skies “P. Coelho

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

Gili Islands, Sunset

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Tsvete Popp is a travel and lifestyle blogger based in Innsbruck, Austria. LillaGreen is about living the life of a dreamer with passionate devotion to travel and photography. LillaGreen encourages you to explore the World by creating your own rules to follow.

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