Java Banana Bromo
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- Airport Transportation
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
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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 ...
... about in the mud so we retraced our steps to find his missing plate. No luck. By the. The water was three feet deep with more mud so he cut his losses and we sped out of there. Further down the road we found the road crews gone only this time more mud and trees on the road. Saiful started to freak out at a his point, muttering in a combination of rapid English and Javanese, with only a few words distinguishable such as "this too dangerous". About this time the rain ...
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 ...
... at me for the whole journey. The driver pointed to a group of blue Angkots by the side of another road and so I obviously needed to change directions! It was great, no one spoke English but everyone wanted to help and miraculously I ended up in the town centre. When I arrived I just burst out laughing (onlookers must have thought I was a crazy white woman) because what I saw was a green square park packed with Javanese and the four roads round it with ...