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So today's itinerary reads as follows:
Start the trek by climbing slowly and after an hour and a half you cross a pass called Nindula (altitude: 3300 meters). We follow the river bank and after 2 hours, start ascending for 30 minutes to the Gengu village at 3350 meters and continue to walk to Merak for another 30 minutes. Merak is at a height of 3500 meters.
I had roughly calculated this walk as being 5 hours... it was longer... but the walk was ...
... yonks) and it turned out that they were from Cheltenham! Small world. After a quick visit I wandered through the beautiful grounds heading towards the sound of drumming and came across a trance dance being performed on a grassy area. I sat under a tree watching for ages trying to make some sense out of the dance (including one man laid on the floor seemingly unconscious!) Then I spotted Han outside the border fence watching too! I joined him outside and we ...
... long walk we arrived at the crater of Ijen, famed for having one of only 2 naturally occuring blue sulphur flames in the world, as well as being home to sulphur miners who carry up to 100kg of sulphur out of the volcano on their backs, all for a few dollars a day. It didn't look like much from the top but we warily descended the 200 metres into the crater (having read scare stories of people nearly faling on the same descent) to get closer to the blue flames. ...
... of Agus's days off (and luckily he agreed to go) and we had a travel guide (at 9:30pm the night before we planned on leaving).
Rick - Husband. Happy anywhere. Motivator (peer pressure).
Me - Female- squatter (#girlproblems). I'd like to say I'm the voice of reason, but I'm not sure how to say that in bahasa.
March 22, 2014 - Saturday
Met Agus at front gate at 6:30am. Across the street from our hotel is a fairly large ...
From Sapa it was back to Hanoi briefly were I booked and got mentally prepared for my Halong bay booze cruise, 3 days and 2 nights of almost solid drinking with some fun activities thrown in for good measure. The first day of the cruise was spent mostly on the boat, and being the day after my birthday I was severely hung over, but of course there is one good way to deal with that, Get Drunk! Upon arrival at our private tropical island everyone on the boat ...
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