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The scenery during the journey just got better and better, from dusty, busy shopping streets, to clear beautiful volcano mountains filled with thousands of rows of crops, growing all sorts of vegetables. The little village we stayed in had one hotel and one restaurant, and everyone was very friendly. Again, being the only westerns around we got starred at all of the time and heard 'hey...mister...what is your name' every few steps.
The hotel was very grim and cold, and annoying over priced, but we somehow got through the night again, laughing it off. Breakfast was chocolate bread and a a boiled egg in a polystyrene box, left in the hall wall. We skipped breakfast.
We borrowed a bike and set off to see the sights. First of all we had a steep walk up a mountain to see the renowned sun rise view. It was stunning. We could see huge streaming volcanos in front of us, a volcano lake below, and row upon row of crops.
Next we went to the sulphur lake, which is bright green and smells of sulphur (or eggs!). It wasn't as spectacular as we had hoped but it was still very good to see and smell. As usual we were bombarded with people wanting our photograph...what do they do them?! We really don't understand!
We finally went to see the steaming volcano rocks. Just imagine a tonne of smoke coming out of the hot, white, stoned ground, and you're about there.
We'd enjoyed our stay but after a day of sightseeing we decided to go back to Yogya for a bit of comfort again!