Kawah Ijen Trip 27-28 sept 2011, East Java
Day 1, 27 September 2011
Early morning in jakaeta, I use a domestic airplane to go into Denpasar, bali. It took 1,5 hour :)
After arrived in Denpasar, we had a brunch in airport and during brunch we try to find a rent car that we need it to go inti Gilimanuk harbour.
And we got it for Rp 400k, and 3,5 hours. For me its not really expensive, because we are 6 peoples ;) if I'm alone, I will use a bus.
After arrived at Gilimanuk harbour, we try to reach the fastest departure time of ferry. And we got it! We only pay Rp 6000 per person. And we arrived at Ketapang harbour, east Java for 1 hour.
Inside the ferry, we saw so many cockroaches, and we listen dangdut all the time :)
And there is a great massagers which has strong hands! Hahaha its so awesome he can massage only 5-10 minutes ;p
When we arrived there, there is a driver Pak Yono, he uses a big car, and we start our trip to go Kawah Ijen. I rent Rp450k for a one trip to Kawah Ijen.
We start to buy our dinner and have early dinner was Nasi rawon, this is favourite food in East Java only Rp 8000. We buy our dinner, because I'm afraid that we cannot find a food there. :) but don't worry that there are some small shop, you can find coffee shop, noodles and simple food there, and the price still okay :)
From Ketapang to Kawah ijen only take 1 hour, around 42km but you should use big car, and 4wd car. Because the road is very rocky, no lamps, and there are so many monkey. You should be careful. The road is small, the road's wide only 1 car. And its very hard if you use motorcycle :) but big motorbike is still okay
We arrive at Paltuding, its the last place to drop off and we have to walk for 3,3km to Kawah Ijen.
We stay in small room Rp200k, for 6 peoples :)
When we arrived there, I can see so many stars and its very cold, perhaps 10-17 C. I don't know the exact temperature, but for me its very cold!
Lucky us that we prepare our warm clothes hahaha
We sleep until 1 am ;)
And we continue our trip yeaahhh