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Java’s smoking giant, Mt Bromo

I’d stopped in Probolinggo because I wasn’t done with volcanoes. South-west of the city was active Mt Bromo where we travelled to find a lunar landscape around a smoking crater. Continue reading Java’s smoking giant, Mt Bromo

Surabaya in a day

Because this was before the internet, we bused the hundred kilometres to check for snail mail and returned to Probolinggo the same day.

In Surabaya, a young student befriended us and we let her talk us into going to the zoo. Continue reading Surabaya in a day

Eastern Java’s Probolinggo

We took a grueling nine-hour train journey to Probolinggo, seven of which were without a seat. Sitting on our backpacks near a door, we willed the hours to pass. When we did arrive in the small town, it was after dark. Continue reading Eastern Java’s Probolinggo