When the Mist Cleared
Trip Start Jun 12, 2006
173Trip End Jul 01, 2007
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A short 30min ride took me to Depensar the capital of Bali and there I awaited my bus through to Probolinggo in Java to view the volcano landscape of Gunung Bromo.
At the bus station I met Dan, my new travel buddy for Java and on the bus we got.....
10 hours later after a short ferry ride across the sea between Bali and Java we arrived at a deserted bus stop, well it was 3 in the morning!! Instantly a tour guide appeared from nowhere selling us a ride up the mountains and unto view the volcano's at sunrise.
We were pretty much awake so on we went, an hour up the hill and into a jeep across the lava plains to a look out
It was bloody freezing, considering I had been sweeting for most the day I was only in short and a tshirt. I had a beenie and jacket in my bag enough keep out the cold.
The sunrise gave a spectacular a misty view of three volcano peaks, two active with smoke piping out of them and as the sun rose the mist past. The view was well worth the effort and the tiredness we started to feel.
Onward to climbing bromo, a short ride in the jeep across the lava plain and a climb on steps up the side for views down into the crater and the eggy sulphur smell.
Totally fulfilled we decided not to stick around, get a ride back down the mountain road and push into Yogyakarta, another 10hour bus journey....