M. Bromo & Ijen Indonesia 印尼 2015

Conquering M. Bromo and Ijen Crater


Bromo | Ijen 


On 2 April, I followed 10,000 Miles and flew myself to Surabaya, Indonesia.

Arriving Surabaya, Indonesia 

Drive to Sidoarijo to see the Lapindo mud volcano 

- Nothing much going on here... we continued our journey to Bromo.

Arriving Bromo, we walked around Cafe Lava and found Satay!


We left the hotel at 3am and drove to the world's most famous view point at Mt Penanjakan

on the rim of the Tengger caldera to enjoy the sunrise with its young volcanoes

including Mt Bromo and an active Mt Semeru in the background. 

We were lucky to capture the Milky way @ Kingkong Hill


Sunrise @ Mount. Bromo








At 7am, we crossed the Sea of Sand and

hike the 284 steps to the crater of active volcano Mt. Bromo.

Horse ride available.

At 1am, we departed hotel and transferred to Paltuding Ranger Post, the base camp to start the Ijen Tour.

Ijen Crater shows a special type of volcanic feature common to Indonesia,

about 1 km in diameter and 175 meters deep.

The floor is covered completely by a warm lake called Kawah Ijen,

milky blue green in colour and is the most acidic in the world.

At 1.30am, arrive at Paltuding and hike up to Mt. Ijen with local guide for 1.5 – 2 hrs trekking.

At 3.30am (or later...) , arrived Mt. Ijen around to see Blue Fire and take photos of sulphur miners.

These hardworking miners can carry up to 95kg of sulphur stones at one go.

 Enjoy the sun rise 

Colorful Crater Lake, as well as the magnificent tropical rain forest.

Crater - how magnificent

10,000 Miles - thank you for such a good trip!

Ijen Crater - 2388m

My very very very good 4th leg - Guide Sony!

Thanks Sony!

Indonesian Cuisine ... basically it's rice... Rice ... RIce ... RICe ... RICE.


Nasi Goreng


Nasi Goreng !!!


And yet Nasi Goereng again !!!

I've not eaten so much RICE for a long time... 1 day 3 full plates... the hikes (ok.. walks) did not burn them off :(


Roadside Satay at Bromo... perfect!


Finally... my favourite squid!


Squid again


Fried Fish with Tomato sauce


Stir fried vegetables


Mee Goreng 


Fried Prawns




Ikan Bakar (Grilled fish)


Dragon fruits (dirt cheap in Indonesia!!! 5 big juicy red ones for SGD3+)


Nice restaurant - last night @ Surabaya


Gado Gado




Fried Cereal Prawn


Salted egg yolk squid


Last meal at Surabaya - Popeye Fried Chicken!!!