Bubbling Geysers and Volcano Craters!
Trip Start Jan 22, 2010
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From the entrance, we hired someone to take us to the top of the volcano, and there we marveled at the enormous crater set deep into the surrounding mountains. We walked around the rim of the crater for a bit, and then took a short hike to a secondary crater. Afterwards, we headed off on a side trail for a steep, beautiful hike filled with brilliant green moss and a variety of blooming plant life. This trail led to Kawah Domas, a volcanic area dotted with steaming pools and bubbling geysers. We dipped our feet in one of the 'cooler' pools, and tried to hard boil some eggs in one of the hotter pools. Our impatience got the better of us, and we did not boil them long enough to make them edible. But it was fun nonetheless. We went for another short hike out to the road and hired someone to take us to Lembang, a town in between Bandung and Tangkuban Prahu, where we had a late lunch before heading back to Bandung for some more shopping. The next day we headed back to Jakarta, because Tiffany’s Dad and his wife needed to catch a flight back to the U.S. and Tiffany and I needed to catch a flight to Papua. While Bandung is not necessarily a “must-see”, the areas around Bandung (for I heard there is another volcano south of Bandung) are filled with beauty.