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23 November 2011 / leggypeggy

Blowing out of town soon

I may be missing for the next day or two, or forever.

In about an hour, we head for Mount Bromo, a still active volcano on the island of Java in Indonesia. Then tomorrow at 3:30 we’ll be setting out to see her up-close at sunrise. Poor John and I visited Mount Bromo last year and are looking forward to this next viewing and climb.

About three months after we scaled part of Mount Bromo, one of her not-too-distant neighbours, Mount Merapi, blew its stack, with terrifying and deadly results. The signs of Merapi’s fury are still evident at Borobudur (I’ll be writing about that) and the areas surrounding Yogyakarta (I got a few so-so pics and will post those too).

Then the day after tomorrow we head for the Ijen Plateau with its acidic crater lakes and incredible sulphur miners. It’ll be another early morning start—3:30, but it is oh-so worth it. We’re the only ones from the group doing this side trip, but after seeing it last year, we wouldn’t miss an opportunity to do it again. So watch for more posts and pics.

We’ll reach Bali, and catch up with the group again, on Friday night. That’s assuming that Mount Bromo and all her burly neighbours don’t misbehave.

In the meantime—a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA family and friends. Have a bite of turkey for me. 🙂



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  1. Sy S. / Nov 23 2011 3:05 pm

    Hello Leggy Peggy,

    Glad to read that you made it overland through Sumatra and especially the compact sardine style bus trip… and to Jakarta, Java. The train travel through Java is very convenient and nice to see you are taking a few side trips to see things. Bali, should be the icing on the cake and a well deserved and relaxing mini-vacation. I know, it won’t slow you and Poor John down and most likely you will see parts of this beautiful Island. One highlight of Bali is the temple dancing and Balinese music!!! And, the food is very good as well.

    Thanks for the Thanksgiving Day good wishes.
    Aside- Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day is primarily celebrated in the USA and Canada. However, there are a few countries as well (different times):
    Grenada (West Indian Island)
    Liberia (West Africa)
    The Netherlands (Europe)
    Norfolk Island (Australian External Territory)

    Have a safe trip through Java and headed toward Bali,

    Sy S.


    • leggypeggy / Nov 26 2011 1:19 pm

      Hi Sy
      We love Bali and Indonesia, but I don’t love Kuta Beach which is where we’re staying. Food good, but too many foreigners and lots of people wanting to rip you off. I’ll be doing a blog on it.


  2. Louise M Oliver / Nov 25 2011 9:49 am

    Hi Peggy,
    It sounds amazing. I’m really looking forward to the photos. Take care.


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