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2017-05-222017-05-22

Day Eighteen

Mt. Bromo

Just before midnight our driver for the day arrived at our hotel in a 4x4 Jeep. He took us to a gathering point where other jeeps arrived, and after about half an hour all Jeeps departed in a column.

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The next two hours were spent on- and off-road, making our way to the viewpoint. Our group was the first to arrive, this meant two things:

  1. we were able to pick a great spot.

  2. We had to wait for two more hours until sunrise.

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After about half an hour we abandoned our sunrise spot to see if we could find the Volcano.

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It was really busy at the lookout point. It was quite difficult to avoid the selfie sticks.

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After the sunrise it was time to make our way back to the Jeep, so we could descend into the valley below.

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At the bottom of the valley we stopped for breakfast and to admire the amazing views.

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Back on the (off)road we went to our next destination, the path to the crater's edge.

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The sounds coming from the crater are deafening, it sounds like a jet taking off. My travel buddy Onno has a video, you can find it on his blog

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Looking away from the volcano, the view wasn't bad either.

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Slowly we were making our way back to our hotel, but not before stopping at two more destinations, one a very beautiful valley.

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And a great waterfall, that was only a 1 kilometer hike away and practically impossible to photograph without getting water on the lens.

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