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As i explained in the last blog update, i chose to partake in a tour which took me from Jogja to Bali via Volcano Bromo. The day started with a 15hr bus ride from Jogja to Surabaya. There were the usual stops along the way but it was a long haul and we were all over heated and crammed in. Once in Surabaya, we changed buses to a smaller minivan. This took us to the mountain village of Cemoro Lawang which is within the Bromo national park and was where we spent the night. By ...
... the grandeur, I made my way past the food stalls and souvenir shops back to my jeep and driver. Coming down from the peak, and looking at the views we had in the other directions, I realized that we were literally surrounded by volcanoes on all sides, even if many were in the distance.
My jeep driver then took me to part two of the activity -- going down into the wide crater, walking across the Sea of Sand, and then climbing, by foot or horse, to the lip of the crater of ...
... if it wanted to stopped at his command. At another feeding station I heard a woman complaining loudly that the orangutans were taking too long to turn up, and she had a schedule. I don't think wildlife photography is the hobby for her, but it did go to show how she had come to expect them to behave.
All that isn't to say they weren't interesting. Next time someone describes orangutans as graceful creatures I'm just going to laugh. Sure, ...
We slept so well and woke to a delicious breakfast being cooked by Dee and Mark of Rye toast, scrambelled egg mixed with left over Borritos filling, fresh pappaya,
coffee and juice.
We then showered and headed out about 10.30 to Carrefore. Same as Bali's Carrefore. We wanded up and down making a few purchases including a china cake plate
with sweet Peas on it LOL.
We will carry it back in hand luggage as a gift for my friend Yvonne. ...
... Tae Ju Oh.
Tae Ju’s friends wrote the following obituary for him:
Obituary for Tae Ju Oh
Born August 26, 2005 – Died April 8, 2013
Tae Ju Oh was a good friend. He was kind to everyone and always told funny jokes. Today, he died because he drank contaminated (dirty) water. This was a PREVENTABLE death. T.J. should not have died. If we kept our water cleaner he would probably not have died and tonight, he would ...