Gerard and Jan, Mt. Bromo, Indonesia
Mt Bromo is 32 kilometers from Probolinggo and the mini bus to get there meanders up the mountain along very narrow roads. I believe we were at about 7000 feet when we entered a village to change vehicles to a very basic jeep. This jeep then takes you to the “sea of sand” in one of the volcano craters, here you once again change modes of transportation to a Javanese Donkey and you now need to wear a surgical mask to keep the blowing volcanic dust from getting into everything. You need to climb the last 250 steps to the crater lip so you can witness the smouldering crater below you, simply amazing.