It was an early start to the day today with a wake-up time of 3:00 in the morning. Then we each got in a Jeep with one teacher and three other mates and started our ascent up Mt. Penanjakan to see the stunning sunrise over the volcanos found near the mountain. We then got back in our Jeeps and went to the base Mount Bromo via the sand sea. Unluckily we couldn’t climb up Mt Bromo due to it being hazardous to our safety, but we stood in the safe zone and had an information meeting about it from Pak Iman.
We later got
back on the Jeeps and went back to the hotel for a breakfast at 9:30am. Later
we left the hotel at 10:30am and got on a four-hour bus ride to Semarang
airport, where we caught a plane to Jakarta. That took approximately one and a
half hours. Later, we caught our connecting flight from Jakarta to Melbourne
which took approximately seven hours. We were all exhausted after a huge day and
an overnight flight, but we arrived in Melbourne at about 6am with our families
greeting us at the arrivals area.
By Finn Brown, Year 10