mt. bromo trip with backpackers surabaya community
07.11.2009 - 08.11.2009 4 °C
Since travelling is in my blood stream, i decided to join our local backpackers in Surabaya, Indonesia called Backpackers Surabaya Community. It was spearheaded by a good friend, James Winner, rek soroboyo (Surabaya local).
we left Surabaya around 12 midnight on a rented van. We arrived at the foot of the mountain at around 3am, just in time for us to catch our next ride to the peak of Mt. Bromo. The locals normally provide jeeps as another form of transportation going up on the mountain. I think it was because it was too steep for a big van to go to.
we arrived at the peak just in time to catch the sunrise.
but to my surprise, there was a huge crowd already at the viewing area, with most of the viewers were photographers with cameras poised to take pictures of the sun, as if it was an actress ready to perform on stage.
my team scrambled to get a place, on poles, on whatever little space they can get just to see this sunrise.
the deviant that i was left my team and headed somewhere with less people.
i looked behind us and i saw a. sort of. waiting area. As i approached the bench to take a seat, i noticed that just below was a clearing. i went down on the steep path, choosing the right step so as not to reach the bottom in just one step with the help of gravity. =)
when i finally reach a clearing, i realized that i found a good spot for viewing the 'star' (literally and figuratively) of that morning-- our sun.
My friend probably saw me left the crowd (or i think i texted her that i am somewhere below the clearing...can't remember) and followed me to where i was.
as i was waiting for the whole 'show' to end, i took out my burger that i saved the night before. i realized that i was very hungry from the small decent. :D
not only that the sun was at my left, in front of me was the bromo crater in full view.
it was a good trip. i get to spend time with Lia on my last months in Indonesia.