Sunday, June 20, 2010

Back to Cisadon

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Its been awhile I never did hiking, maybe last time was before the Nepal trip (Sep 09). So when three of us (Frieda, Dewi and myself) in town and had nothing to do during the longweekend, we decided to hike at Cisadon and revisit Pak RT & his family. Eddie and Yusuf still be our guide. New hiker was Jonathan, Frieda's cousin.

6 of us walked up up then down downl for about 5 hours. We shared our lunch (pasta salad cooked by Jonathan, thank you Jonathan!) with Pak RT's family and were surprised that they still remembered us very well.

It was good to back to Cisadon again. Next time maybe we should stay overnight in the hunting hut so we can start early and walk further up to the hill.

Team Work!

Love her smile!

Our little guide, Yusuf

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dieng Plateau

No, it wasn't a diving trip. We didn't dive this time, but went to the volcano complex @2093 above sea level, where 'bintang' served in room temperature and 'indomie rebus' sold more expensive than 'nasi goreng special pake telor'.

Dieng Plateau located in Central Java, about 4 hours drive from Jogja. Wonosobo is the nearest city, most people stay in Wonosobo for better accommodation, but I recommend you to stay at Dieng. We stayed at Gunung Mas, near the Arjuna Complex. Very basic, but clean and staff are friendly (they charge you for hot shower though). Ibu Jono is the most popular homestay according to the travel guide book,but I think Gunung Mas is nicer and cleaner.

Came at rainy seasons was not fun, we missed the sunrise, and caught by rain during the day. But still, Dieng is pretty! Some pictures from the trip.