As the sun sets over Kuta in Bali, we battled a scorpion that wandered into our hotel room, and wondered what the coming days would hold in unexplored and rustic Lombok. With a brand new Honda Tiger that had 6000km on its meter we started out for Padangbai - our appointment with the ferry was pending. A few kilometres outside Padangbai the Honda Tiger had a slight disagreement with a local passenger van and came out worse. Entirely my fault, I was looking at road signs instead of paying attention to the road. I managed to decrease my speed considerably and was trying to steer around the van when I clipped his right taillights, the handlebars swung around and deposited me unceremoniously on the ground. With abrasions on our elbows and knees, but nary a scratch on the Tiger, we decided the best option was onwards. We made the ferry and made it to Senggigi in Lombok by darkness. The next 2 days we did day trips to the Gili islands.