Bromo revisited

It’s okay, I spouted with a swagger in my step, I walked there before! Same old type of cheap accommodation with the comfortingly super damp bedding. 

Awake! 2.30 or there abouts, up and at it! Stumbling out into the brisk air we were met by a cachophany of noise. Tailing off onto the distance was a column of roaring jeeps. It’s okay, we’ll walk, not like these pampered softies!!!

Through the town and down a steep slippery slope on our way to the Sea of Sand. Lights and sounds pounded past. But we’ll walk!! Down onto the sea of sand and off we went. Mist enveloped us, but no problem for we had my iPhone torch/lamp. Onwards McDuff.

And then from the rear, column after column of jeeps screamed past us. Entertaining it was, look I’m here said my iPhone torch wanly. And on we went. Again and again like The US army in Desert Storm, metal and light flew past us. 

Eventually a horeseman guided us to the base of Bromo, but we hadn’t been too far out. It says here:-) People and beasts appeared wraith like from the gloom but our goal was in our sights. So sad to see rubbish at the base of the final leg up to the crater rim. Guess that’s progress. The light, the view and the atmosphere was amazing. And then a walk back in the daylight and a stop off for food at the Lava Hotel. Ordered tomato soup. Love tomato soup:-) a bowl, two tomatoes cut up and some boiling water. Wouldn’t it be boring if everything was the same! 

To many jeeps and fumes but nothing can destroy the majesty of Mount Bromo. Not even dodgy tomato soup!


Oberza pod psem-Oberza under the dog

A bustling place and child friendly with small toys for children and lots of room. The bonus is the fact the dog doesn’t bite. The food is good solid fayre. With knives last sharpened for the crusades we set about our repast. For us it was a plate of asparagus¬† with oil and cheese, whilst the children dove in to Zurek soup with eggs floating mine-like, and Rosol which is a chicken broth. The children also ate Pierogi which was fine for them. Tasty and well enjoyed. I would tell you about the meat balls we ordered, but they never came. We sat and we sat, for the service was enthusiastic but not systematic. Maybe the dog had already eaten our meat balls! Cheeky monkey!!IMG_0181IMG_0170IMG_0170