Indonesia (Republic of Indonesia)

Languages: Indonesian

Currencies: IDR · Indonesian rupiah (Rp)

Capitol: Jakarta

Continents: Asia

Borders: Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste

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Area: 1,904,569km2

Population: 273,523,621

Traffic/driving side: left

Landlocked country: No

Independent country: Yes

United Nations member: Yes

IDD Prefix: +62

Timezones: UTC+07:00, UTC+08:00, UTC+09:00

Last updated on July 19, 2023

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.

If you have any questions about my trip, write to me or leave a comment below. I will be happy to answer them all.

Walk through the Village

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.

Me with other tourists n a van
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Hey - I'm Eva!

Hiker, adventurous traveler and the author of this blog. My biggest joy is mountaineering and writing reportage travel stories here on this blog, to help you create a unique travel experience. Traveling is freedom, allows you seeing the world truly, meet communities, grow. Taste it!
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