Located on the island of Java, set in an absolutely breathtaking landscape Bromo volcano is a must visit on your trip to Indonesia.
The volcano, active today, sits in the middle of a plain called the "Sea of Sand".
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Reach the volcano was not an easy task. We started from Yogyakarta with a van where we were going to spend the following 12 hours... what an adventure!
Southeast Asian drivers do not stand out for their safety behind the wheel, but this one was too bold. More than once we held our breaths hoping not to hit another vehicle. Fortunately the driver always swerved and turned back into the proper lane at the last moment.
Drivers resting between trip and trip.
When we arrived at our destination, at 12 a.m, they showed us the room where we were going to "spend the night". For the first time on the trip we needed to use blankets and warm clothing because it was cold, to make matters worse there was no hot water... the shower had to wait.
We say "spend the night" because we could only rest awhile until 5 am, the time when a Jeep would be waiting to take us to the viewpoint, crowded with tourists, where to watch the Sunrise.
This was the Jeep that made us get up early.
The views are breathtaking, with the first rays of light you see howthe volcano rises majestically from among the clouds and lives up to its name, coming from Brahma, the Hindu Creator God..
The second part of the visit was to climb up to the crater. To get there you must pass through a sea of sand and ash. Dense fog, rugged landscape and the noise of the crater coming from inside the earth make the breathtaking scenary that we were talking about.
Views from the top.
Through the mist 1.
Through the mist 2.
Through the mist 3.
In conclusion, despite being a very touristic place, the Bromo is definitely an essential destination of Indonesia that you cannot miss, ., ..
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