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July 4-6, 2014
Our flight was supposed to leave at 2:00, but was an hour and a half late so we didn't leave until 3:30 am! We were both tired and looking forward to sleeping once we got on the plane. Unfortunately, the meal schedule didn’t think we should be sleeping and instead felt that we should be having dinner. I must say that dinner at 4:30 am is a bit strange… We ate most of it, but found it rather bland and could have at least used some salt ...
... 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. ...
... an Aboriginal Australian. They were both friendly and helpful, although Felix and I found the man amusing as he moved so slowly when ever we asked him for something, such as breakfast and laundry. Despite the hectic nature of large Indonesian cities like Surabaya, the people are still on the whole very laid back.
First Night In Surabaya
We spent much of the first day in Surabaya sleeping, and later had excellent Indonesian meals at two local eateries. (I use ...
... he said that it was best to have some cloud but not lots). Finally we arrived at the end of the 'road’ and all disembarked. Around fifteen other 4x4’s were there, as well as a few horses and the obligatory hawker stall selling drinks, fruit and spare batteries for torches.
We set off up the track to the viewing point at the edge of the huge Mount Bromo crater by torchlight, avoiding the horse manure which waited to ruin an ...