Foto shooting on the way to the ferry..
The complete chaos at the ferry terminal. And Peter's bike doesn't want to start again. Adhit and Peter pushed the bike onto the ferry and out again. Hard job in the heat and humidity.
Sidney fixed his bike with a truck tire
Discussing the technical issue
Sir Charles enjoying his sail to Java
Bye bye Sumatra! Well done, we enjoyed very much!
On Java we loaded Peter's bike. 15 minutes, we are now professionals!
Sidney loves kids and kids love him
On back country roads
A huge fleet of fisherboats
and have a look at the details...on one side the lady has covered her hair, on the other side she has it open
our basic lunch stop. one doesn't need much to be happy
just amazing scenery
rice fields and in the background the sea. not a very common picture (for us)
After a long ride we reached the south coast of Java. Looks great and we will try that!
On 800m tea plantations
some minor obstacles on our super road.
The ride still in his face...this twisty single lane jungle road we just had, just amazing
Indonesia has some of the most fantastic rides in the world. But you have to like the surprises after (or in) every curve...
Our cute and basic resort for the night. Directly at the beach...
...beach up to the horizon. One has to go off the beaten track and that is where we are! The next day again off the beaten track. Aaah...and Peter on his new horse! our lunchstop in the middle of rice fields and in the middle of nowhere
and the children having so much fun jumping for us from the bridge
here everybody got some special treatment from the police. Razia was written on a sign and yes, also we lost an hour here...part of the adventure!
...can't let go his original horse, the one which brought him all the way from Switzerland up to the very end of Sumatra! Well done and somehow I can understand that it needs some rest
Back in civilization . View from the roof top of our hotel on Cilacap.
Also Adhit has fun with some locals
Anto as well
Beautifully lined up in front of our heritage hotel in Yogyakarta. Marcel, the GM of the hotel still waits for the foto shooting with us...
The interior of our hotel
But we are busy with visiting all important sites around Yogya, the Boko temple, the Prambanan, the Ramayana dance and for the sunrise (wake up at 3 am!) at the Borobodur...see what we have seen:
One can do different as well... but our stay up here was really cool
Our local guide for this morning explaining the history and architecture of the Borobudur temple
The Borobudur temple...at least half of it
Here the promised foto shooting in front of the heritage hotel in Yogyakarta
Thorough planning...it is worth doing it!
We found again our personal adventure road...yiehaaa!
Peter enjoyed as well the small, twisty, in parts very steep road very much. Sooo beautiful!
Sidney stretching...or embracing the nature? I think both!
other views in between..
Charles having fun also!...and he tried his on roads as well! But we got all back on the track Trying to go around of one of the smaller cities in order to avoid the dense traffic (on Java 145 Million people live, of course you meet one or the other we were stopped by a not ready yet bridge...5m missing; too far to jump ) Sidney exploring the alternative bridge...a bit too soft for our heavy bikes! Actually he still considered how to make it sturdy enough to cross over with the construction material around... Okay, one selfie and we better look for a real bridge Dinner arrangements... Our lunchstop on the way to Malang. Sleeping in shifts
Really an exhausting day with a lot of traffic on narrow roads
And the crown of this exhausting day was this narrow bridge on which my GPS sent us. Oh man. But we made it! ( and now we know where the highlight of the day is
Thank you for the video Sidney!
Aha, here we are. Today is our volcano day! The reward for yesterday's suffering!
With every curve it gets more beautiful.
The small yellow dot down there is a human being. Just for size comparison
2 Orang allowed only. Orang means human being in Bahasa Indonesia...nothing else
Artwork of farming. Up here in pefection!
all farming and harvestig is manually done and steep in some parts...just wow.
Getting down to the savanna at Mt Bromo...just beautiful
Meanwhile Mt Bromo is a triple A tourist attraction. Six years agao I was alone here. These times are over. But the landscape didn't loose anything of its faszination...just some beautiful people are added )
arriving in the sandsea...just amazing
Sidney in action
Adhit trying the Ramanaya dance...nearly falling of the pole
The last meters to the top of Mt Bromo Peter, Sidney and Charles changed their horses to a 4-leg-offroad version
These small horses are sooo strong!
scenery always changing while I waited for our explorers to return
And I got also some beautiful fotos with a lovely family
Peter after the ride happy!
what a smile does to people...
and also Charles made (obviously) friends with his 4 stroke offroader
We bombed into their picture taking but then we were taken over by the crowd
exploring the view spot high up the mountain for the sunrise the late afternoon before...one with helmet
...and one without...+ trying to get the volcano in the background on the picture