Trip Start Feb 07, 2004
75Trip End Dec 15, 2005
Most people get up around 3.30am in order to get a particular viewing point in time for sunrise, however, the staff at Lava View Lodge knew that blood (theirs) would be spilt if any such crime occurred which involved us. So after a pleasant 8am breakfast Jon & I strolled off to see what all the "Bromo" fuss was about... the views were indeed spectacular - volcanoes amongst arid Mad Max terrain, and Mt Bromo itself steaming sulphur up into our lungs
It was at the Prambanan (Hindu) temples outside of Yogy that I felt rain for the first time since leaving Aus 2 months ago (only a light shower at Ayre's Rock). These temples are as interesting as Borobudur (Buddhist temple) which we saw first, however, Jon & I seemed to be as popular for photographs as the temples- posing for numerous photographs from mostly muslim school children, and their teachers...
Wandered a little through the old city, Kraton, including the Sultan's Palace which I found unremarkable. Looking forward to the first class train ride to Jakarta tomorrow.