As we approached the shore of Gili T, it was definitely looking like the tropical paradise I always imagined. I had never been to a beach with crystal clear waters and really that was all I was considering "a tropical paradise" ... as you will see from the pictures, it past the test.
Landon & I don't really "do well" relaxing at the beach. Landon lasts about 5 minutes on the sand if he's not swimming and I just get antsy sitting there doing nothing... so we're pretty much hopeless tropical paradise-ers. So to keep us busy we rented bikes for one of our days there and rode the entire island's coast and we also set up snorkeling tours and swam with turtles to pass our time.
Oh! And that cute little boy was a local child who joined us for a swim. He couldn't speak any English and I don't think he ever noticed that we couldn't speak his language either. He was there to fish with his wooden stick and tiny baby hook, but once we let him play with our snorkeling gear that quickly went aside and he didn't want to stop pretending to snorkel. He was just so cute and friendly!