• East Java
  • 4D/3N Backpacking Bromo & Ijen Without A Tour (Part 5) : Hiking Kawah Ijen In The Dark To Find The Electric Blue Sulphur Flames

    It is one of my lifelong dreams to visit the site of an active volcano and East Java, Indonesia happens to be a good destination because it lies between the Pacific Ring of Fire and the Alpide Belt, in the world’s most active seismic region with many active and dormant volcanoes. And of all the […]

  • East Java
  • 4D/3N Backpacking Bromo & Ijen Without A Tour (Part 3) : Surabaya – Banyuwangi Economy Class Train Ride

    It was in rustic East Java, Indonesia where I had my very first long distance train ride, clocking up a total of 12 hours travelling on rickety steel tracks, through the East Java countryside – chugging through timeless villages, endless paddy fields and lush green forests, over rivers, unexpected ravines and steep cliffs, and more! […]

  • East Java
  • 4D/3N Backpacking Bromo & Ijen Without A Tour (Part 1) : simPATI Telkomsel @ Reliable 3G Internet Prepaid SIM in East Java

    In the month of January, my sister and I travelled to Surabaya for our 3D/2N Ijen & Bromo Backpacking Without A Tour (via Public Transportation) @ East Java adventure. The complete travel itinerary can be read here. 🙂 Throughout our two hours and forty five minutes flight, we experienced quite a number of turbulence that made us felt […]

  • 3D/2N Itinerary
  • 4D/3N Backpacking Bromo & Ijen Without A Tour (via Public Transportation) Grab & Go Travel Itinerary

     Yes, you read that right! It is possible to do the Ijen Crater and Mt. Bromo adventure on your own, without engaging a tour, backpacking via public transport. I say that because my sister and I did it and here I am sharing our experiences to interested travellers out there who seek and wish to embark on the same or […]