For God sake, Bromo is truly beautiful!
If you realize the title I wrote here, yeah it’s the name of another trip photo album that I’ve got in my Facebook account. A bit dramatic, huh? Hehe yeah just because I was very excited!
I really forget that I haven’t told you before about this trip. It was few days ago. No plans, we just directly into our destination. Dad drove the car and it was the 1st family trip we had since last Ied Fitri. Include full of family members, there were me, mb.Ocha, my biggest sister; Diva, my youngest sister (ps : I’ve got 2 sisters, I’m the middle), then both of my parents. I was very happy!
Oh! I have to give a short description about Bromo. It’s a must visited place for holiday!
[Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 meters it is not the highest peak of the massif, but it is the most well known.
source : Wikipedia
Okay, that day we arrived in Probolinggo, which we would stay for 1 night at Hotel Ratna. The weather was cold and windy. Maybe I should wear my sweater more than 1 layer, ‘cos I was the one who easily cold (poor me). Then ‘til tomorrow, it was the time. We checked out at about 9 am and went to the closest area to Mount Bromo.
People I told you, the road to get there isn’t easy at all. It’s quite dangerous. Do not ever drive your car on high speed because it’s twisting road. Stay slowly and you can open your car window beside you, just to see the beautiful greens of nature and let the wind whispers over you.
And yeah, finally! We got the 1st stop to park the car then should ride the the jeep one, ‘cos the next area would be more dangerous.
So, this is your preparation time. You have to wear both of your jacket and sweater, a cap to protect your hair from dusty and sunny areas, pair of socks and gloves to protect from cold, boots or training shoes to make a step onto the climb, a masker to protect your breathing from stinging sulfur smell, and a sunglasses (if you want). Don’t forget bring your camera always on your hand and your money always inside your pocket, hehe.
You’re ready now and we gotta go to Mount Bromo soon!
To enter Bromo National Park, we had to pay the ticket entrance fee for Rp 6.000,00 (for local visitors) or Rp 25.000,00 (for foreign visitors) each person. Then to rent a jeep we needed Rp 250.000,00 and horse riding for Rp 75.000,00 (each horse) to approach the cauldron top.
‘Til you get the sand sea, you have to ride a horse or just walk. I suggest choosing horse riding and please asking the Tenggerese to lead the horse and accompany you along the walk. It’s quite risky areas. Don’t forget to wear your masker and keep a bottle of mineral water always on your hand if you don’t wanna get a bad cough after passing the sand sea and grasping a smell of sulfur.
The sand sea area is beautiful. You can take many pictures of it. Just enjoy the scenery around, feel brand new and grateful to God. Never feel tired and open your heart up to feel the delight inside you. You’ll be very pleased and nearly cry about it.
I’m not going to dramatize the situation, I just ever feel it :)
Here it was! What I had been waiting for. Climbing hundreds of stairs to reach the cauldron top! Honestly, I was a bit afraid. The feeling came all by sudden. But skip it; I wanted to reach the top soon. According to the local stories, it’s been hard to predict and count the numbers of the stairs. Some said 250, some said 256. Well, what do you think?
(Oh I forget, you should wear a masker here because of the stingy vapor sulfur. Otherwise, you’ll get a bad cough)
1, 2, 3, yeah! We got the top! (It was 10 am)
Oh my God, it was truly beautiful. I recalled “Subhanallah” many times, seeing the pure blue sky, the warmth of sun, the glory we had there. I also took some photos there and Dad was busy with his video recorder. Actually, the weather wasn’t too cold, so it was okay to put off your jacket.
We enjoyed there ‘til we met a couple tourist from France. Geez, I only remember Ellena was her name, and for the guy.. ah I forget it. Dad, who’s always trying to have a conversation with stranger on this situation, led the main topic. The guy told us that he sold his apartment in France to have a world traveling with his wife. He’s ever been to Bali before and the next plan was for Jogjakarta. Well, it was obviously kinda interesting talks ‘coz the guy was very nice and made sure to my Father that he would sent him an e-mail or just a call if someday he took Surabaya for their destination.
45 minutes left and we had to back home. We waved goodbye to some tourists there and we're ready to leave the top then back to the jeep.
Okay this is the end of the trip, I’m glad to share with you. So don’t waste your time, you should go to Bromo! It’s truly beautiful :)
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