Cemoro Lawang, JavaOctober 9, 2014 in Indonesia
We successfully left Bali behind and arrived on Java today (time difference is only 5 hours now). We hopped on a minibus, rode on the slowest ferry ever built between the two islands and roughly 11 hours and a couple of scares due to interesting maneuvers in traffic later we arrived here. Now we'll try to get a couple of hours of sleep, before climbing Mount Bromo. The picture shows the first glimpse of Java we got - in style with a couple of volcanoes.
In unrelated news, we achieved a first milestone. We did not overpay for a taxi ride. We respectfully declined a gentleman's offer to drive us from the airport to our hotel for the outrageous amount of FIVE Euros. We then walked blindly along the road for a while to find a taxi with a meter and thus paid only half!Read more