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... and it all felt, well, rather British actually!
After a slap up lunch of noodle soup which wasn't too bad, we went for a wander with Selamat to the local waterfall, which despite being big was really dirty and the area was buzzy with mossies so we didn't stay too long. There was a nearby hot pool too which Ange and Joe took a dip in, though given the heat and then hot water combo they didn't stay in for too long. A family of ...
... 12km. On the last few kms of the climb, there were 20 or 30 little wooden stalls on the roadside with women selling the most beautiful-looking strawberries, and the thought of an ice-cold strawberry smoothie kept me going until the fast, sweeping descent started. Sarangan appeared to be another of those cooler-aired mountain retreats that would be popular on a weekend with people escaping the heat of lower-level cities. As we were there on a Monday afternoon it was pretty ...
... few km's from the airport. It was about $28 a night and included breakfast. Our connecting flight was early the next morning and we would miss breakfast, the hotel staff were nice enough to offer us dinner instead which was very welcomed after a long day of travel. They also gave us a free lift to the airport which was a bonus.
... and then after lunch we wondered around the different farms and people's gardens, checking their cabbages and spring onion plantations. Options are limited in such a small place. The next day we rose at 3am to watch the sunrise over mount Bromo from a different view point (gunung Penanjakan). It was promising at the start as the lights of the village were becoming smaller and smaller. It ...
... the street.
Fireworks are going off in all directions.
We head off to bed about 12.30 and surprisingly the fireworks stop soon after and we finally sleep.
We have a bit of a tradition that we spend New years eve in a different place/Country each year and so far we have spent a few in Bali, 1 in Singapore,
1 in Thailand/Bangkok, 1 in Vietnam/Saigon, 1 in Kuala Lumpur, 1 in Adelaide and now here in Java.
Wonder where next years will be ...