Cemoro Lawang Village.
Cemoro Lawang is a small village located close to Bromo Mountain. This can be your base for the trip to Bromo crater and Mount Penanjakan (view point). This time I booked a guesthouse in advance as I didn’t know what to expect. Although there are several guesthouses you need to know almost every tourist is visiting this place to reach Bromo crater or Mt Penanjakan. You can meet a lot of people there and maybe join them for trips if you don’t want to go alone. That is a very good idea because the weather conditions might be hard. At the time I reached Cemoro the village was covered by volcanic ash. We almost could not breath the whole night. See my trip to Bromo Crater here: http://freestyletraveling.com/bromo-volcano/
It’s nice to take a walk through the village. The time has stopped there. It’s one of the most original places I’ve seen in Indonesia. It’s a quiet and beautiful place. There was a lot of people waiting for a bus to Probilingo on the way back. But the bus never showed up! I remember asking local people to drive us out of the city but nobody was even interested to talk to us. 🙂 That’s was a really great adventure. We got stucked in this mountain village having no possibility for leaving it. Finally we hired a private van to take us to Probolingo.