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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Going to Kelud Volcano: Part 5

now...I was up up up...approaching the crater....well, not really 
...only to find something that surprised me. I found a pic of our auntie and her family^^ 
Where? at this Kawasaki motorbike!!! Yes, we can have our picture taken for 10,000 or 1$ and have it printed out as well. neat, eh? 
So...I might as well..make the best use of this motorbike.  but how..?
First....I was allowed to take as many pics as I wanted to. 
or better yet....I could sit on this motor bike...just for the sake of posing...!!! 
Soaring high... 
wish..I could ride on it...freely. 
with the magnificent backdrop as astounding as Kelud Volcano....I was beside myself. 
정신이 나갔다....^^ 
멋진 풍경에 다가...멋진....바이크.... 
Instagram-able...^^ㅋㅋㅋ 
Who would've thought that...KELUD Volcano could pamper its visitors with this kind of adventure... 
now...let's start going up...by walking...enough with the motorbike.
As I was walking up and up...the mountain...the skies were getting nearer...and bluer... 
and...I was like ...walking above the CLOUDS. Well, yes...LITERALLY.
On the other side...clouds hanging .... 
But right above me..I could see a HOLE of blue skies....where sunshine penetrated the clouds above me. 
...then..I saw Seonhee and Lala were still going right behind me... 
 
As I walked up the mountain...more and more angles from where I could savor the volcano...were visible...and ready to be explored. 
Subhanallah. What a view! 
But..I decided not to continue up to the crater..since ....well, the fog started to fall down the mountain...and I guessed I'd better go back...

Going to Kelud Volcano: Part 4

My niece, Lala, took her time enjoying the nature. I think it's her first time, as well. 
Oh, did I mention about pineapples? 

yes..Kelud is famous for its pineapples, too. They sell a special variety called nanas madu 'honey pineapple'. 
Even the leaves (crown-like leaves) have no thorns like other pineapples do. 
Brought two along..to use them as props in my pics.  
One cost 5,000 Rupiah or 500 Won.
The smell of pineapples did entice me...but...it was still Ramadan month. 참아야 해. 
Ok...a close up look at the pineapples sold around Kelud Volcano area.
Back to Lala who's not afraid of standing next to a ravine...

Going to Kelud Volcano: Part 3

Kelud Active Volcano: Kediri, East Java, Indonesia. 
Alhamdulillah bisa ke sana juga..walaupun puasa-puasa. 
The smoke...the strong wind...did not dampen our eagerness to witness the natural beauty of Kelud. 
Lush green imbued with grey barren land full of volcanic ashes....is simply breathtaking. 
The clouds formation at times shivered our spines..since it was so tensely chilling to be up there...knowing that the volcano is active!!! 
small and petite panoramic view.
A panoramic view...of the mountain. 
we're not allowed to take our cars up to the mountain..so we either walk, take a motorbike taxi, or...just stopped here....with no further view...but..but..but... 
how could I be contented if I could only see up to this threshold... 
I know and admitted that this view from this point is already....awe-inspiring.....and enough to give shiver down to my spine..since it's all ravine..ravine..ravine...from where I was standing...
The temptation to go up further....and further..compelled me to...go up.  * more on this later on.
But for now..let's take a picture. Min Seon-hee was so happy to be able to see the volcano up close.
and..Pangkalan Ojek as it is stated ...simply means that..up from this point on...we're not allowed to go up unless we take an OJEK or motor bike taxi. 
More stories on that later. but...for now...selfies..and pictures first. 
me and my younger sister's family. 
Kelud: We're here. Loved it.

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