Here’s to update you that another item has been crossed off the #30before30 list! It’s item no.21, watch sunrise from a mountain.
So I recently went to Mt.Bromo over the weekend with a group of friends. There were 10 of us, friends from uni and from the office. It was really nice and I really enjoyed the trip!
We flew to Surabaya from Jakarta on Friday night, then continued our Journey by hired car to the mountains, which took us around 3 hours. We arrived at around 3AM, then went up the hill to see the sunrise. It was… magical. I’ve seen sunrise from the beach several times.. also sunset. Never before I’ve seen it from up the mountains. Well I always thought that I’m more of a beach person than a mountain one.. that’s because I never really been to a mountain. All this time I’ve only been to Puncak (which isn’t really a mountain.. just hills I suppose) and I didn’t really like it, it makes me gloomy. But Bromo, is different. I was purely amazed by the scenery I saw, a perfect mixture between green hills and dusty crater… really beautiful.
|Sunrise at Mt.Bromo|
|Group shot after sunrise!|
After the sun has set, we went trekking to the crater, which is a volcanic one, and still active. It was quite a tough journey because the last (and first time) I went trekking was went I went to Jurrasic Coast in England back in 2010. This one was different because the crater was active and very dusty.. I think a combination of dust, sand and volcanic ash? (unsure on this one..) but anyway, really dusty it made you hard to breathe. But we made it to the crater anyway! It was also my first time going to a volcanic crater. Following the crater journey, we went to the green hills I mentioned above. Then we went to our hostel and rest.
|Going to the Crater|
|Group shot at the crater|
The next day, I woke up quite early and took a walk in the village near our hostel. I really enjoyed it, cause it’s quite rare to see such beautiful scenery during your morning walk, isn’t it? :D Then we left Bromo en route to Surabaya, but stopped by at Probolinggo to see Madakaripura Waterfall. Again, it was also my first time going to a waterfall.
So yeah, I managed to crossed another item off the #30before30 list, and I had a lot of fun.. took a lot of pictures, and just enjoying the nature :)