Friday, August 22, 2008

Short story of the trip...


It's been a while, and I haven't update about the great trip to Bromo with Fadil, Rini and my Bulgarian friend Dido. So in short, here it goes :)

We drove from Surabaya before midnight and arrived there at 3:30 in the morning. From there we took a jeep and went up and up and up and up.....a little bit more up............and then a lot more up...

and after 30 minutes going up....we continued going up =)
and finally 10 minutes after that....nothing changed...up we went...
until almost an hour we finally arrived close to the top of Mount Penanjakan, which is more than 2,500 meters high.

We were literally above the clouds...I mean, well...yeah, the clouds are below us...maaann..!!!

That place in Mount Penanjakan was the best view point to see Mount Bromo and it's neighbour, Mount Semeru (the highest mountain in Java)...both of them are still active volcanoes.

It was still dark and we waited for the beautiful sunrise from behind the mountains....

Then, after it got really really bright, we went down a bit with the jeep and went to The Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. We decided to walk (instead of taking the horse) to see the crater of Mount Bromo.

All and all, words and pictures will never be able to describe the scenery and beauty...but I'll put the pictures anyway...enjoy :)

Sunrising behind the mountains

The area under Mount Penanjakan

Well...that's me

Front to back: Mt. Batok, Mt. Bromo, Mt. Semeru (with the smoke)

Just enjoying the view and my feelings...nothing more

Dido Me and Fadil

The clouds below us viewed from Mount Penanjakan

Me Dido Rini and Fadil

A short stop on the way to the National Park...nice view..hehe

The Hindu Temple on the park

View from half way walk towards the crater of Mt. Bromo

Another view...

Half way up the 251 stairs toward the crater

View from the top (right in front of the crater's view point)

Rini Fadil and Me

The Crater of Mount Bromo

Another view from there...

Mount Batok and me =)

Another view...on the right is down where the crater is

On the walk back...just the usual random pic =p

Getting closer back to the temple...

Horseman in front of the temple

Another one, closer...

Back to the pic from Mt. Penanjakan....Sea of clouds...

with smile,