Mount Bromo - Vulcano in East Java

Mount Bromo and the surrounding area is definitely worth a trip. Coming from Probolingo it is a really nice ride by bus or car up the mountains. Make sure to take a sweater or jacket with you as it can get really cold at night.
I stayed in a small room at a hotel over looking the Bromo Valley. Usual tour guides will take tourist early morning to the view point and later down to the sulphide smoking crater.

Gili Islands - close to Bali

The Gilis consist of three different Islands.
Trawangan is the busiest one but 20 minutes walking from the main area it is still very quiet.
The Gilis are great for snorkeling and diving. I saw many turtles only a few meters from the beach.
Meno and Air are also very nice and if you are looking for a quiet time - go there!
Anyway the islands are only a few minutes apart from each other (by boat).

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Destinations Air Asia- SINGAPORE- YOGYAKARTA

Air Asia is a point to point Airline, operated in each country they flight to, by different companies. Means you can only check baggage from one airport to the next you flying to. You need to check out and check in again, even you fly Air Asia. No multi destination baggage check through. You can book up to 30kg online additional kg you need to pay on airport. If you fly multi destination again you have to pay at each airport/ check in new baggage fees.


Lion Air is an normal airline where you can check your baggage through from your start till destination.
Lion Air operates several flights, 6x a day from Singapore, via Jakarta to Jogjakarta, see schedule, you have to change terminals in Jakarta, connect with airport bus. Also your immigration point, (passport and visa control) is Jakarta.

Lion Air site, booking

Centhini Forty Nights and One of Rain by Elizabeth D. Inandiak

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Writer Inandiak mirrors Javanese tradition
By Kunang Helmi-Picard

When Elizabeth Inandiak received the 2003 Literary Prize for Asia in March for her translation and adaptation of the early 19th century Javanese tale Serat Centhini, she was thankful that her parents were on hand.

Rainy season 2011-2012

Friday, 16. Dec. 2011
All day partly cloudy
Rain started 5:00 pm temporary
Rain strong 8:25 pm
Rain very strong 9:21 pm, full rainy season strength

Saturday, 17. Dec. 2011
Rain started 9:51 am temporary, not strong
Rain very strong 6:00 pm, full rainy season strength

Sunday, 18. Dec. 2011
Rain till 7:00 am temporary, not strong
Rain stop 8:16 am
Rain strong 6:00 pm, full

Monday, 19. Dec. 2011
Rain started 4:00 pm medium strong

Tuesday, 20. Dec. 2011

Wednesday, 21. Dec. 2011

Thursday 22. Dec. 2011
No rain

Friday 23. Dec. 2011
No rain