Hotel Tugu Malang
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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 ...
... The bikes were rickety, with baskets on the front, and we rode along happily singing 'Do Rai me' ..... As we headed south and round to the West side the road got quieter; fewer guesthouses, fewer tourists and quieter beaches. The hotels got swankier and the restaurants dearer. We passed a little shop made out of a wooden hut, it had wind chimes ringing in the breeze and all kinds of trinkets and pieces of jewellery hanging up for sale. We parked the bikes, hoping ...
... I think there was a chicken and egg pizza on the list, as well as a steak and egg pizza. I ended up with a 3-in-1 fried food starter: french fries, onion rings and calamari - it was pretty good. They use rice flour for the batter. Mrs. Evy was talked into eating something by Malcolm so we got to enjoy her company before she went off to do her preparation and copying.
This brings me to now - blogging - which will end this entry.