One of the most breathtaking views of Indonesia is Mount Bromo (2,329 meters) in East Java. Located in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Mount Bromo is easily reachable by 4WD vehicles from the nearby villages of Cemoro Lawang, Ngadisari, and Tosari. The main attraction is at sunrise where tourists go to the peak of Penanjakan Hill which overlooks the caldera surrounding Bromo. We usually start the journey at 4AM from Cemoro Lawang and drive through the dark caldera to Penanjakan. After observing the sunrise we would once again go down to the caldera before walking (or riding the horse) to the wall of the crater. The final leg involves walking up the 144-stairs to the crater. My last journey was the most difficult one, possibly due to lack of warming-up and weight-gaining. 😀 It was a worthwhile experience, though. However things changed lately since it began to erupt.