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Mount Bromo is the smoking one in left hand corner  

Mount Bromo is the smoking one in left hand corner

The beautiful yet devastatingly destructive Bromo

May 19th 2015
The idea of getting close to an active volcano known to cause mass destruction was exciting for us and was actually one of the main reasons we wanted to come to Indonesia. The closest either of us had been to an active volcano was when P travelled central america and went to Guatemala but it was too dangerous to get close enough to see into the crater.  Unsure exactly how beautiful the scenary w ... read more
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24th June 2015

Perfect adventurers!
You've done it again--carved out your own path, avoided the masses, saw gorgeous sights others didn't get to see and saved money to boot. I so admire that you got up for the trek after only three hours of sleep. Lazy bones here, I'd have waited an extra day, but good for you. See you soonish in Peru!
25th June 2015

Perfect adventurers
Thank you. It was a tough call at the time as we were the only ones doing so at the time. We did meet another couple later in the trip who were rewarded for doing the same although they never made it to the crater. This was one of the most rewarding things we ever could have ever done. It was not just the sunrise at the viewpoint or the views from the crator that was great but the journey across the vast sea of sand was insanely beautiful and we got to enjoy it all to ourselves.

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