Moving on to Java, Indonesia tomorrow. Booked a bus / ferry shuttle for 170,000Ru from Kuta, Bali to Probolinggo, Java. You can get it for ~150,000Ru if you go to the station but it’s not so close. As a result for an extra 20,000 they pick me up near my hotel, sounds good to me. Leaves at 5:30PM and arrives in Probolinggo @ ~2am the next morning, great. From Probolinggo I go to Cemoro Lawang, right near the base of Mount Bromo which is pictured above. Then make my way to Yogy to hang out for New Years before heading to Jakarta for that flight to Vietnam.
Through the power of social networking, some Canadians I ran into in Thailand are in Bali, staying just down the street. Going to meet them for a drink in 1 hour. Also supposed to meet up with some Spanish ladies for a drink. Time to combine the parties, indeed.
Now that I’m going tomorrow, I am already thinking I may switch ticket to stay one more day. Truth be told, I’ve had a great time here but it is very much time for a change of scenery.
I’m also “changing my mind on guidebooks”. This girl has done the same trek I am taking through Java. From Bali -> Probilinggo – some other town – Yogy – Jakarta. I asked her a bunch of questions and she said “it’s all in Lonely Planet”. I may have to break down and pick one up.
Anyways, it’s the holidays and web traffic besides social media sites are slow as sin. As a result I’ll save my breath and hands and get busy doing whatever it is that I”ll be doing after this.