Kembara Jawa Timur Part I - Mount Bromo from Mount Penanjakan
Kembara Jawa Timur Part II - Mount Bromo & Ranupani Village
Kembara Jawa Timur Part III - Bromo from Gardu Pandang & Madakaripura Waterfall
Kembara Jawa Timur Part IV - Kawah Ijen - A mountain of surreal pain and beauty
Kembara Jawa Timur Part V - From Kalianyar Village to Papuma beach
Kembara Jawa Timur Part VI - Human interest around Surabaya
Immediately after returning from Kawah Ijen, we rest at our guest house Catimor Homestay. In the evening some of us wander around the village looking for photography subject. An interesting observation is how all the kids love to play badminton and their idol is Taufik Hidayat. No wonder Indonesia able to produce world champion for every generation. If every kid in every village in indonesia strive to follow taufik's example definitely whey will find another world champion soon or later.
|Camera friendly kids in their school uniform|
The kids also would shout about Upin Ipin whenever they know where we came from. Betul betul betul became their favourite quote in communicating with us.
In the morning afterward majority of us went to a Belawan Waterfall. Initially we though the waterfall is another waterfall that we found in the brochure which is very scenic. This waterfall is perhaps just a big waterfall gushing from a very high place 30-40m down.
|A portraiture of an elder in the village|
Kalianyar Village, Sempol, Bondowoso doesnt have many thing to offer for a landscape photographer like us. Apart from the camera friendly kids to the oldies in the village,they also has a natural hot water pool. Adventurous photographer might explore their coffee plantation but its off season now. When it is their harvesting season their activity would be interesting to be photographed. I interested to scout the waterfall that is featured in the homestay brochure, perhaps next time.
|Some fisherman doing routine maintenance work with their boat|
After breakfast, we continue our journey to Papuma Beach. Papuma beach is scenic cape located at the tip of Jember. It house the traditional fisherman village. We were told that the fisherman here normally set out early in the morning before sunrise.Here you able to catch both sunrise and sunset. However we didnt wait for either and proceed to Surabaya.
|Panorama of Papuma Beach|
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