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... any ascent. On the way up a German man said "you are suppose to walk on the left side" he was responded to with "this is Asia not Europe man chill out" there was not even a lot of people traffic. Once at the top it was an excellent view down into a massive smoking crater, of the desert around the volcanos and perfect volcano Batak. I say perfect volcano Batak because it looks exactly like a volcano you would draw for a child to show what a volcano is. Unlike ...
... 8217;re starting to get used to the good standard of hotel we’ve been having lately, and will struggle to re-adapt to our more basic lot in life after we leave Java and head back into areas with very little concept of tourism. After our little Western-world cocoon evening, and the best breakfast spread yet, we left on Wednesday morning for a fairly fast 117km journey to Batu, albeit another one that involved climbing a hill of over 1km in altitude gain to get ...
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 ...
... viewpoint and saw Bromo, which was a much better sight than sunrise. The morning mist swept over the volcano as the sky got bluer and bluer. When everyone could finally see in daylight, we got mobbed by Asian tourists; everyone wanted a picture with us. We had to grimace with our 5am faces as they lined up to have a picture with us. So weird. So we ran back to the jeep before queues started to form. This wasn't the end of the trip! Driven on to the base of Mount Bromo, we were going ...
... 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 ...