Java Banana Bromo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
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... So it was that we found ourselves looking for a place called Bentar, which supposedly every Jan-March hosts a migrating mob of whale sharks in search of grub! We unfortunately fell foul to Probolinggo bus stations scamming scoundrels... After ignoring the many 'hey misters' and 'where are you goings' and declining offers to travel to numerous East Java destinations we found the Bentar bus. We were quite pleased with ourselves as we sat ...
Our last couple of nights on Java have been spent at a beautiful hotel/cottage complex. I spent an hour in the late afternoon swimming with swallows diving and gliding all around me. Yet another surreal experience I've had on the trip. We also got given a wonderful little tour around a tiny plantation that is next to the hotel. They grow various fruits and things here and the chaos taking ...
... on motorbikes and horses, I ended up opting for a horse. The poor thing was tiny and it struggled a little getting up the slopes towards the crater after we crossed the caldera. But it was a surreal experience, knowing that there was a huge magma chamber below our feet somewhere. After the brief horse ride we made our way up a final set of stairs to the lip of the crater and what a view from up here. Behind us was the huge expanse of the caldera, ringed by mountains ...
... out in our cycling gear, rather unceremoniously disturbing the local guy sleeping on the couch up there. There were the auspicious sounds of culinary preparations emanating from the adjoining kitchen, so Steve and I sat down to wait for breakfast to appear. The top floor and restaurant area was obviously being aimed at the business conference market and there was a projector and screen set up, along with a buffet area with silver serving ...
... stuck. So after stuffing my face with dunkin donuts and coffee and buying more donuts to take back for breakfast the next morning I squeezed into another blue Angkot after showing the driver the hotel card. Again he pointed to get out half way back and the other drivers pointed to where I should stand for a red one to take me! It all worked like clockwork and I have to say those drivers really took care of me. Waiting by the roadside I witnessed drug dealing ...