Surabaya Plaza Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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... is one of three volcanoes to have emerged from a vast crater, stretching 10km across. Flanked by the peaks of Kursi and Batok, the smouldering cone of Bromo stands in a sea of ashen, volcanic sand, surrounded by the towering cliffs of the crater’s edge. Just to the south, Gunung Semeru (3676m), Java’s highest peak and one of its most active volcanoes, throws its shadow – and occasionally its ash – over the whole scene.
"Gunung Bromo really ...
we wake and shower and enjoy another delicious breakfast.
We then head off to Mirota again to buy a few more gifts that I had thought of for birthdays.
Then to Giant supermarket to get a few Rawon sachets to take home. This is the beef soup that we tried and liked, so typically Javanese. We also buy some Bumbu Bali sachets to take home, they are what Tini the maid cooked us for dinner last night, bumbu chicken and Tofu.
We then head to a pet shop to buy some kitty litter for the ...
... to the ticket office. We had a bit of a pantomime going for a while until it occurred to the sales clerk to go out the back and find a young woman who spoke a bit of English. Things started working out then and while the policeman took my license and rego papers somewhere to be copied and returned smartly with a receipt for nine cents for me to pay the young woman organised information for me. I am booked on a ferry tomorrow night for the 26 hr trip to Borneo. ...
... hours of climbing in the dark we reached the summit. The summit of Mount Semeru - 'Mahameru' which translates as "Great Mountain" - at 3676 metres was like being on the moon. It was about 0 degrees Celsius at the top so we sat shivering for a while eagerly awaiting the sunrise. At 5:15 the sky began to light up. The sun rising on the one side and the full moon lighting up the mountains in the distance. Only half a kilometre away was the active part of Semeru spewing ...
... dignity as people wash, eat and sleep right on top of each other. They help each other out when they're vomiting and keep laughing all the way. It feels like there isn't an equivalent of this attitude in England these days? Maybe there is.
Most of the passengers were off to work in the palm oil plantations and mines of Borneo where they spend at least a month away at a time. Entire families moving there to work to destroy the ...