Hotel Tugu Malang
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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... and sent me into a slight cheese coma afterwards.
In the morning, we had another long drive ahead of us to reach Mt Bromo, but it was well worth it! We were 2200m above sea level and the air was chilling enough that I needed a jumper. In the afternoon we trekked the 1.5km across the black sands to reach the foot of the volcano. It was then a 250 step climb to reach the top to look into the smoking crater. We ...
... out to be ok in the end, although we couldn't shake the lingering suspicion that most of the rooms were probably not used for an entire night. Stranger still, we stumbled upon an amazing cafe bar just opposite (déjà vulgar cafe) run by a guy named Soni who was incredibly friendly and even gave us his phone number to call if we had any problems during our travels. He and his band who were playing a set there that evening proceeded to serenade us with a selection of western ...
... was! He was lost and kept asking farmers, villagers, anyone! The roads were just to say wide enough to get down and talk about "shake, rattle and roll", I was taking off in my seat that had once perhaps had springs in it! Eventually we double backed and found the hotel miles back to almost where we turned off. Flipping ek, what a journey! This place was a hotel with no staff! It was like the Marie Celeste and I waited a good half hour at the reception desk ...
... river to reach a point in the river where we got in a dingy for the short crossing across the river, the dingy was guided across the river by a rope. We then started to climb up through the jungle to the feeding platform, one of the guides very kindly gave me a helping hand as it was quite tough going and tiring in almost 100% humidity. We arrived at the platform just in time to see a mother Orangutan and her baby come to the feeding platform and the guide ...
... wait to be back in dry clothes. There's always the debrief though and we weren't finished until 6.30, as we also read up on our Deep Dive, Wreck Dive and Enriched air Dive for the next day...three dives in one day! Argh. Day 2, dive (for me) 10 - Deep Dive; I had the biggest smile on my face, and spring in my step...we were going down to 30 metres!! Kit assembled, pre dive safety checks complete, wetsuits and socks for me on (we were getting good at this) , as the fins ...