Gili Air was an absolute dream. Four days was not enough, I could live there. This was our first night, a gorgeous sunset 🌅 ⠀ ⠀ There is a lot of devastation from the earthquake in the area. Gili Air have worked hard to get up and running. But aid and money is only coming through slowly and a lot of people on Lombok are still in temporary shelter. ⠀ ⠀ The epicentre of the quake is hard to see. Whole villages gone and so many buildings that will need to be rebuilt. ⠀ ⠀ People said that they lived in fear of quakes for a month not able to sleep in their homes in case another tremor happened. ⠀ ⠀ On top of this there has been practically no rain in the area for months meaning all the rice paddies are dry in the south. It poured down whilst we were there and people were dancing in the rain, happy it had finally come. ⠀ ⠀ This is an area who has experienced complete devastation, loss of family and loss of livelihood due to circumstances beyond their control. ⠀ ⠀ Don’t be put off going there though, they need to get the tourism industry back up and running. If you feel like you want to do something but can’t get over there you can donate to the fund (link is in my bio) for rebuilding.