Story Trip to Mount Bromo #3 end

With ojek motorcycle in Bromo
Whispered sand

In the savanna and the whispered sand of Bromo, we take a lot of pictures. Just never bored photographed …: p

And do not forget the photo with motorcycle taxi, we call the motorcycle gang Bromo. hahaha ….

Because we’re already hungry we finally miss the trip this morning and we ask to be escorted to the entrance. And we are confused again, where to eat?

Finally go back to the stall we had dinner last night. And already know the cooking is not according to our taste. But someone said, try to order another menu.

And finally, we ordered fried rice + hot tea. And just right we fear, its too salty …. Haduh ……

But because we were hungry so we still spent. Uh, I still have a little left …: p

After we had breakfast, returned to the inn, showered and cleaned up, then left Bromo for Surabaya to return to their respective cities.

During the trip chatting about typical food Surabaya, should be a good, after 2 meals in Bromo, not to taste .. hahaha …

Eli mentions several types of food there is duck rice (but open at night), tofu eggs (far), ‘lontong kupang’ (fear of any allergies); become confused.

Because we want to go home by bus via Bungurasih terminal, so will not stop by the city of Surabaya. After confusion determines where to eat, Eli mentions the name of a food stall (forgot his name …: p). We need to eat, which is important to eat …
And finally, the car stopped at a restaurant that looks expensive. Waduh, dah dag-dig-dug ya. But all so relieved (uh do not know with all my friends, which I am relieved, hehe …) because Eli said would treat … Asyiiik ….: D Thanks a lot ya Eli …. 🙂
After lunch, we go to Bungurasih terminal. Here we split up, Imas took a direct bus to Bandung. Eli and Nirma returned to Surabaya, while I, Hanung, Ningrum, Jefri, Mety and Aryani returned to Jogja. After Imas take the bus to Bandung we are also six took a bus to Jogja (Sumber Rahayu, AC economy). I was confused as well, approximately until Jogja at 2 am, when I left the motor at Lempuyangan station. And finally, we decided to ask friend BPI Jogja that Oki to pick up at Giwangan terminal. Thanx for Oki, Yaya, and Moncoz that rainy early morning will pick us up at the station.

At 2 o’clock in the morning until the Giwangan terminal, Mety and Aryani directly take the Purwokerto bus to Jakarta.

Because there is little miss communication, me, Ningrum and Jefri leave Hanung. Because we think the bus to Purwokerto after 4 o’clock, me, Ningrum and Jefri go first and Hanung accompanied Mety and Aryani. But it turns out there is a bus to Purwokerto. Though Ningrum and Jefri already escorted to Lempuyangan station take the motor. While I stopped by where Oki used to be in the Kotagede are because it is impossible to go home alone at 2 o’clock in the morning.

At Oki’s place, there are also friends from Lampung and Jakarta who stay there. It turns out Hanung also following to the Oki, but his house is just close in Pakualaman …. -___-

After a short nap, at 6 AM, I was taken to Lempuyangan station to get the motor. Because this has entered the day-3, the cost of the motor so add 4000.

And finally go home to my home sweet home … 🙂

Do not forget to say thank you many thanks: Hanung, who already troublesome planned this trip. Ukiz and Shely, who visit us at the Gubeng station. Eli for his offer if we want to Ijen and also the treats. Ningrum, Jefri, Mety, Imas, Aryani and Nirma as a friend of the trip, do not give up trip with me ya … Oki, yaya and Moncoz who had been defended early morning rainy days, want to pick us up at Giwangan terminal.

Story trip to Mount Bromo #2

Once satisfied to enjoy the beauty of Mount Bromo at sunrise, we agreed to ride motorcycles to the crater of Bromo, savannah and whisper sand.

With 9 motorcycles we go hand in hand through the fog which suddenly descends into the crater of Bromo. With the misty atmosphere, we are escorted to the foot of the Bromo crater and they will wait until we come down later.

The stairs in Bromo crater

After getting off the motorcycle taxi, we walk through the mist above the sand. In the middle of the road the fog was gone but then appeared again. If you do not want to get too tired, can ride a horse from the motorcycle taxi to the bottom of the stairs, Bromo crater. After walking for a while, we come under the crater stairs Bromo. Take a break, take a breath. Hehehe…

Then proceed up the stairs (they said 250 stairs) but I did not count. hahaha …. After almost out of breath up the stairs, we finally reached the crater Bromo. After satisfied take photos around the crater, we go down again. time down, there are spots that I think is good for photos, so I, Imas and Nirma photographs first … hehe …

After we go down to the ojek parking lot and have been waited to continue to Savana and whisper sand. Had one of the ojek drivers there, so must be searched first. Prior to Savana, we stopped for a moment to the temple. But it should not go to be just tough from the outside in front of the entrance.

Arriving at Savana was offered by a motorcycle taxi driver, besides the hill it Ranupani … if want there added cost again. Hahaha … No thank you, Sir, there’s maybe another time  …  Ranupani is the first post going to climb Mount Semeru.

Story Trip to Mount Bromo

On the road heading to Mount Bromo, we find a clean, cheap and representative food stall for lunch. And the choice fell on a food stall on a wicker-walled bamboo street. After looking at the menu list and see the price is quite affordable (chicken fried ), I choose fried chicken + rice + ginger milk. # After the hot tea experience fitting Soto breakfast in front of Gubeng station earlier, for some reason I feel the tea here feels weird.
Friends also mostly choose the same menu. And it turns out, we have to wait long enough to eat. While waiting for the food to be ready, we chatted. About the taste of the tea here is strange (I, Jefri and Ninggrum agree on this), about the offer from Elly if I want to Ijen will be ready to deliver because of his house in Banyuwangi (Cool ….), and other chats that are not important. : D
Was also interested in the durian fruit who hang in the shop, but after asking the price is too expensive for me. The reason for the sellers because the durian harvest this time is not as much as it used to be expensive. Finally, not to buy durian.
After the food came and we immediately eat, we continue the journey to Mount Bromo. And in the car, I slept again.
Had a brief stop at the mosque for midday prayers and Asr, we finally arrived at Mount Bromo.
Hanung then contacts Adi who booked the inn, and it turns out that the lodging we ordered was not available, finally, we are placed in lodging with 2 room facilities and warm water. Our lodgings are hidden behind other lodgings, but I do not think it’s a problem, which is important is we can sleep & not to be cold. hehehe …
Upon entering the inn, everyone took off their shoes/sandals and wow it’s very cold. So I immediately wear socks. ha ha ha…
And there is one more bad news, Adi said Hanung did not say anything about the lease jeep, so we do not get a jeep when all jeeps have been booked. What do we go to Pananjakan? Adi said it will be sought after, and the worst possible for example can not, we can see the sunrise in the view post approximately 10 minutes walk from the inn. Well, we just surrender, while waiting for news from Adi, we clean, bathe, walking around the inn while looking for dinner.
When our walks into a shop, there are buying shirts for souvenirs, scarves & creatures who have written Bromo and hand shirt to warm the body.
After the shopping, we had a short walk, but because it was dark and felt there was nothing to see, we decided to look for dinner only. And the choice fell in the shop near the shop where we were shopping earlier. The menu is quite complete, there is soto, rawon, rice rames, fried rice, chicken satay/goat. Because of the cold air like this, I think it’s good to eat hot. Finally I got soto + hot tea. And it turns out it does not look good….. But because hungry, then slowly still I eat it …: p
Elly who order rawon also complained, the taste of rawon is strange … Really not tasteful dinner.
After struggling to finish our dinner, we return to the inn.
Before we sleep the meeting first (hahaha….) to calculate the sharing cost we should spend. After that, the inn Rp.600.000,- + rent Elf 2 days x Rp.800.000,- = Rp.1.600.000,- + eat + rent jeep Rp.800.000,-  (if any), finally per person pay Rp. 363.000, -.
After the money collected, time to rest because tomorrow must wake up at 4 am to clay sunrise.
At 4 am, everyone is awake and can hear from Adi if we didn’t get a jeep, then we decided the way to the lodging point of view near the inn.
I already wearing t-shirts, sweater, jumper, legging and batik pants but still feel cold. Finally, add one more cargo pants. hahaha …. (know not have reserves of fat for heating: p)
When exiting the inn there is no one has a single carrying a flashlight, so we come out dark and finally just use the hp flashlights.
When walking towards the viewing post, we see the jeep line to Mount Bromo, wuih … really crowded. After paying the tickets, we go to Mount Bromo tourist area. We are all confused about where to go towards the view post because no one knows. Finally after asked the person and shown the direction we headed there. Dark only armed with our hp flashlight walk towards the viewing post.
And after arriving is still dark so the landscape is not yet visible. Friends had prayed dawn first here.
And after a day of light, look beautiful scenery …. 🙂

Sunrise in Bromo

Story Trip to Madakaripura Waterfall

Heard there was a friend who planned to Bromo & Madakaripura waterfall, I immediately said to join them. It’s been a long time I want to go to Bromo & Madakaripura waterfall but friends and time are not right yet.

A week before departure,  I was worried whether the trip would be done or not, why there was no news at all. Even 4 days before the trip, I got sick. But fortunately, the body can compromise and be healthy … 🙂

The day before departure I was given news was got a ticket Gayabaru Train for the date 22 des’2012 hours 21.40. And direct meeting point at Lempuyangan station on Saturday 22 Dec’12 at 20:30.

On Saturday I still working, go straight packing, say goodbye to parents (thank you, father and mother, just 1 message; ‘be careful’ :)) and slid to Lempuyangan station.

20:45 to Lempuyangan station and leave the motor (stay 2 days) and do not see familiar faces. Because in this trip, just know 1 person friend, and others will meet at this station.

After a long wait, a familiar face appeared, Hanung, who immediately introduced me to his friends: Ningrum and Jeffri from Jogja: Metty, Aryani, and Imas from Jakarta. And apparently still waiting for one more friend from Jogja.

The train departure time is close, but one friend has not arrived yet and can hear if the bike broke down. Still hoping with anxious, a friend got to the station.

Finally, until the train departs, one friend has not departed and was forced to be left behind.

Finally we six went to Surabaya, and I chose to sleep on the train 🙂 and arrived at Gubeng station around the 3rd hour.

While waiting for 2 friends from Surabaya who want to join and also waiting for a new chartered car picked up at 8, we sleep on the station. Time to give news of friends from BPI Surabaya if we at the station Gubeng they come to us and had time to chat then farewell: )

After 2 friends from Surabaya came, Elly & Nirma, so a total of 9 people, we seek breakfast first in front of the station. And I choose breakfast chicken soup and hot tea.

Since the chartered car is still long coming around 8 am, after breakfast, we take a walk to the back of Gubeng station which is the statue of Landmark of Surabaya City; Statues of Sura and Buaya. And there’s also a submarine museum, but because it’s still closed, we just photograph in front of it …. 🙂

Surabaya icons, Sura and Crocodile

Once satisfied take pictures, we go back to Gubeng station to wait for a chartered car, skipping the chance to find tickets back to Jakarta for Metty et al, and the ticket was out.

After the chartered car comes, then the first day trip to the Madakaripura waterfall begins …. 🙂

Madakaripura waterfall is located in Probolinggo, about 4 hours drive from Surabaya. After approximately 4 hours trip, finally reached Madakaripura waterfall. Cheap ticket, but unfortunately, if we do not ask for tickets, they will not be given. While still in the car also offered a guide for the group. We already said do not want to use a guide, but they still follow behind, make uncomfortable.

And apparently, the road to the waterfall was badly damaged, had to cross the river many times and up and down the cliff. While the sky above looks overcast, so have been warned not to stay long in the waterfall. Go to the main waterfall, must pass through a small waterfall that will wet us. So be very careful with the photos, afraid the camera will get wet.

Statue of Gadjah Mada

The water is brown, no one dares to approach the main waterfall. Due to weather and circumstances that do not support, we finally decided not to continue the journey to the waterfall. Too bad we can not see the beauty of Madakaripura waterfall. 🙁

After cleaning and changing clothes, we go to the next destination of Bromo.