Botel the happy artist

I was walking around Gili Meno, a beautiful island off of the coast of Lombok, when I got invited into the art shop of this artist named Botel. He was quite a character and loved his coffee.  He was one of the happiest souls that I’ve ever met, so I just had to snap this picture!

Val Dawson is convinced that she is half mermaid and is always looking for the next great beach. She writes the travel blog, This Way To Paradise, which is a guide to some of the best islands and beaches in the world. She also writes the blog, Travel Scamming, which alerts people and helps them prevent potential travel scams.  You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.