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A friend, who is a famous professional photographer in Malaysia…some say in Philippine also…he he he was asking me simple itinerary to Kawah Ijen or other suitable places in Indonesia. Not because he can’t make it on his own. Just wanna get input based from my experience.
So here it goes Enche Ted Adnan….
Few good places (I think) which are good for photo travel (people & places) in JATIM are:
- Mount Bromo & surrounding at Ngadisari
- Madakaripura Waterfall, also in Ngadisari
- Papuma Beach in Jember
- Kawah Ijen
So to go to these places, here is my recommendation based on my previous travel.
- D1 – KL-Surabaya-Cemara Indah (~4 Hours bus ride)
- D2 – Cemara Indah-Bromo-Ranupane Lake-Cemara Indah
- D3 – Cemara Indah-Madakaripura Waterfall-Catimur Homestay (at Jampit) (~ 6 Hours)
- D4 – Catimur Homestay – Paltuding (basecamp) – Kawah Ijen (3 hours slow walk) – Paltuding – Catimur Homestay
- D5 – Catimur Homestay – Papuma Beach – Surabaya (~6 Hours)
- D6 – Surabaya – KL
For sample of pictures of these places, just search my blog here. Hope that helps Ted!
I plan to make this as the last part for the recent East Java photo travel or what we called Extraordinary Photo Adventure Travel or EX.P.A.T. Why the ‘adventure’? Because we like to trek at least one mountain for every travel. And we take photos, with shopping least in the list.
Before I write this last part, let me summarise what we did:
Day 1: KL-Surabaya-Restaurant Bu Nuraini-Sukapura-Cemoro Lawang-Cemara Indah
Day 2: Cemara Indah-Penanjakan-Mt Bromo-savannah-Ranupane/Ranuregulo-Cemara Indah
Day 3: The Tengger village-Madakaripura Waterfall-Jember (enroute Papuma but was too late)-Blawan-Catimur Homestay
Day 4: Catimur Homestay-Paltuding (basecamp)-Ijen’s crater-Paltuding-Catimur Homestay
Day 5: Catimur Homestay (at Blawan) – Papuma Beach – Sedati, Surabaya (New Cahaya Hotel)
Day 6: Sedati-Tanjung Perak (but was not able to enter the port without permit)-Sedati-Kiya-kiya Road-Pabean Market-Cheng Ho Mosque-shopping in Surabaya – Shopping for outdoor equipment-Sedati (hotel)
Day 7: Sedati-Pantai Kenjeran-Sedati-Airport-KL
OK, now in this last part, I just wanna share some photos during the Ijen’s climb.
Mt Ijen is actually a complex of few mountains. There are Mt Merapi (altogether there are 3 Merapi in Indonesia, or was it 4??). I have been to Mt Merapi in Selo (central Java, i.e. the famous Merapi). We woke up as early as 3AM on Day 4 of our journey & went straight to Paltuding, the basecamp to Ijen.
Our guide said he can make it in 1 hour, most locals can walk in 45 mins (without load) to the crater. And for us…..we took 3 hours to reach the crater’s rim. We prayed Subuh at Post 1, and breakfast at Post 2 (or maybe 3).
Ijen is famous for its sulphur mining. But we were a bit unlucky as that day was the ‘libur’ day (off day) for the sulphur carriers. So there were not many of them that day.
The journey to the crater was beautiful….
And…when we reached the crater….subhanallah!! We know it worth every single drop of sweat!
It was indeed a great journey! The mountain & the crater were so beautiful! A must go place. We can’t afford Europe, but surely this is also a great place to visit & we plan to go here again soon.
We went back, happy! Had a great lunch at Paltuding even though we just ordered instant fried mee. Then we went back to the hotel, to its great pool & hot water pool.
Almost everyone slept that afternoon. But by 5PM, we were already out to the nearby village to capture the people there. The very next day, we departed to Papuma Beach. Another 3 hours drive from Blawan. We did shoot people harvesting rice.
The beach was indeed beautiful.
After Papuma, we went back to Surabaya. A 6 hours drive. Great joy with all the friends in the bus. Almost everyone wanna sing that Wali Bands’ songs but shy….ha ha ha. The very next day we shoot Pabean Market & Cheng Ho’s mosque.
We went’s to a famous mosque (one of Wali Songo’s) but was not allowed to photograph anything. So instead, we went to Cheng Ho’s mosque (I’ll upload when I managed to transfer them to my flickr).
The last day in Surabaya, we spent time at Kenjeran Beach.
With that silhouette picture, I end my entry for our East Java photo travel.
Many wish to go to the same route, My advise, design your own route & try new places & then we share pictures. Whether it is in Malaysia, Indonesia or anywhere. Shoot a lot & share.
It is not about who use Canon or Nikon; full frame of not. Just enjoy your travel & bring back memories….in pictures.