Somerset Surabaya Hotel & Serviced Residence
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... lost and found for us and found my bag! He said he would put it on the afternoon flight, and that he would fax the Surabaya airport asking for the claim to be filed. We felt some relief that I wouldn’t have to go without my clothes for much longer. We heard from the Surabaya airport that afternoon and they confirmed that my bag would be on the flight.
We then headed off to a nearby mall to pick up some things and have lunch. The malls here are huge! We ...
... to set off from. On the way to Kumai and all along the river bank are large concrete buildings with lots of small holes in them. We found out from our guide these are bird nest farms, they are exported to China where they turn them into soup and jelly. Weird. In Hong Kong a bowl of birds nest soup can go for $100! Kumai has a large harbour filled with ships, ferries and Klotoks. Klotoks are the traditional wooden boats that take tourists into ...
... harassed by hawkers, this time in the guise of horsemen urging us to mount their horses and climb Bromo lazy-style. Seeing how malnourished and overworked the poor things looked, whilst I also wanted to climb the volcano properly on foot, I declined. The flat, ash sands landscape gradually became steeper and steeper and more and more uneven, before we ascended the concrete staircase constructed to take punters up to the crater's edge. Exhausted by our exertions, we were ...
Finally at the 4x4 we resumed our seats and were driven around the craters edge, and down onto the very floor of the volcano. The volcanic ash was black as soot, creating a lunar landscape broken only by the 4x4’s driving across it and the horses which were hired by locals to carry unfit tourists to the top of the current crater. As we walked we passed a large temple built to present offerings to the gods to keep the volcano ...
... tightly planned schedule. 3 hours later we made it to Ranu Kumbolo where there was a lake and we had some lunch (bread and bbq flavoured cheese singles!) Before leaving I had a quick swim in the lake to cool down.
At 4:20pm we had made it to our base camp at Arcopodo. It had been a long day walking (6 hours 20mins) but we knew Sunday was going to be even tougher. We had some dinner (more pieces and cheese singles) and stood round the fire with some Javanese ...