Today, we are finally flying over to Sumbawa. Our day started quite relaxed with a nice breakfast again at the Smiling Frog in Bali with a Big Frog breakfast. It’s my favourite breakfast there because it quite cheap and it got everything you need. From a coffee to fruits and some bacon or ham with scrambled eggs.
Hotels around Legian charge you usually around 100-150k IDR for the transport to the Airport. In our case the Beneyasa Beach Hotel 2 charged us 150k IDR bringing us to the airport with a private care on our time we wanted to be brought there. I had to pay for some overweight luggage but thats not that expensive you think. For example on Wings Air you have to pay around 150k for 10KG extra which is quite OK.
I started working a bit at the Airport and then we got informed that our flight is around 4 hours late. This means we are not going to catch our connecting flight in Lombok. The problem of Wings Air is always that the staff is not really aware of all information an processes. So they sent us to Lombok knowing that we won’t get our connecting flight giving us a hotel there instead of giving us easily a hotel here in Bali.
The process to get a hotel from Wings Air at the Lombok Airport can be called more friendly an adventure. After waiting for around two hours they were not able to organise us some Taxi’s so the staff just took their private care to bring us to the hotel. The hotel was a really good one – you can’t complain but Lombok is not Bali and therefore If you are not in Senggigi there is nothing to do here.
We started quite early at the next morning to fly finally over to Sumbawa. Arriving in Sumbawa is always something special because usually you are not used anymore to these small Airports. The Airport in Sumbawa is really small and got only one facility for arrival. Also the luggage belt at the end where you can pick up your luggage is manual and only five meters long. This back to the roots feeling gives you a warm welcome too. Nowadays also Taxi drivers of the Blue Bird group awaiting you after the arrival hall. That was different around five years ago since Sumbawa Besar got no Taxis at this time.
My friend Yanti picked us up for bringing us finally to Utan. So we finally arrived at the house in Utan for having great and relaxing two weeks there.
We are gonna celebrate new year with my friend Yanti tomorrow in Sumbawa. That will be a great new experience since I’ve never celebrated new year on other places than Bali in Indonesia.