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... else. It’s not the mountain itself, but the sheer majesty of the experience: the immense size of the entire Tengger crater, the supernatural beauty of the scenery and the dramatic highland light really are what dreams are made of. Virtually all tours are planned to enable you to experience the mountain at sunrise. This is when the great crater is at its ethereal best and colours are most impressive.
"Unsurprisingly, the eerie landscape of Bromo and its neighbouring ...
... women. However walking by people and meeting them is very different.
During the walk we stopped at a small poor looking bamboo building. We entered and inside we found a local 'Starbucks’. The owner of this coffee shop is 95-year-old woman who still hand grinds the coffee beans each day in a mortar and pestle. She is the oldest person in this particular village so locals gather in the evenings to talk and gossip with her, as you do in ...
... roaming around preying and meditating. A few boys were even bathing in the confines of a holy fountain, whose water is meant to be the 5th freshest in the world. It was quiet a sight and one that was enjoyed for a while as we waited for the rain to ease when it had started to pour.
The hike back was easier as it was on a main road and the old body appreciated this. Dinner and the rest that quietly came afterwards too were appreciated. ...
... and what should I see in their but a baby hedgehog. So very gorgeous, I hope he finds a forever home.
We then go to House of Sampoerna. Glenn and I don't smoke but thought this would be fascinating to see, they still to this day handroll every single cigarette and even make the boxes.
Everything is done by hand ending with putting the label on.
When I was a smoker, I did try these clove cigarettes. Very different.
We miss them rolling by 1 hour, on a Saturday they only ...
... then escorted me to what I am sure he thought was a really flash hotel and said good bye and good luck. I had to press on him some cash for his trouble as he said in halting English " Indonesian Police help Tourist, no pay" As he rode off I was again amazed and thankful for the generosity of another human being, and I made the decision to find a slightly more suitable hotel.
While not setting out to achieve any particular thing on this ride ...