I arrived at Gili Meno without many expectations (except wanting to see sea turtles). I'm Staying at the Eco Hostel, which means sleeping in a treehouse, no shoes, compost toilet, the water in the shower comes out of bamboo tube and is half sweet/half salt water and generally a really down to earth mentality.
I was a bit skeptical at first because I must admit I like some comfort and am a little nervous about bugs, but shortly after I arrived I was taken by the atmosphere of this place and its lovely people! I had great conversations last night that went beyond the typical traveller talk. As the sign on the hostels reception says: "coming here is like meeting friends from past lives".
Also, in this very basic surrounding you develop a healthy way of not giving a shit (about looks, other people's opinions etc.) and that feels sooo liberating 🙏🏼 so grateful to have stumbled upon this place.