Surabaya City Tour and to Bromo

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The craziest funnest and kindest couple I ever met ;-)

I am too lazy to write, so I am giving you some links about the journey. So, if you are not as lazy as I am, you can read more at the links ;D

Yes, at last I could meet this couple again and travel together:

http://www.travbuddy.com/aiohdmg

http://www.travbuddy.com/ratu

We met at the airport http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juanda_International_Airport

and I insisted them to go for a city tour ;D

Hope you enjoyed guys ;D

So, there we were.... going to:

Suramadu Bridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suramadu_Bridge

JC told me that I am obsessed to this bridge :P Hehehehe cause I want to see the longest bridge in Indonesia. I thought it is the longest in Asia or South East Asia at least, but it is NOT :-(

Then, we went to Cheng Hoo Mosque http://www.

eastjava.com/tourism/surabaya/chenghoo-mosque.html

I was fooled by myself. I thought the mosque is old and was built a long time ago when Cheng Hoo himself came to Indonesia. It was built in 2002 :P Damn!!!

And I just realized that I didn't take pictures of the building from outside :-( Maybe because we were in a hurry, cause we would be picked up by the tour organizer at 1 pm while we still wanted to go to House of Sampoerna and meet Sonya.

Then, we went to House of Sampoerna http://www.houseofsampoerna.com/ and http://www.eastjava.com/tourism/surabaya/house-of-sampoerna.html

Even I am not a supporter of smoking. Moreover, I am against it since I can't stand of smoke and am asthmatic. But, the place is nice to visit. I love the interior. Besides that, there we can see lots of women produce cigarettes.

Suramadu Bridge: connect Surabaya and Madura Island
They work very fast like robots! JC was naughty enough to take a pict of them while it is prohibited :P

Then, we went to Ria Galeria Restaurant to have lunch. We said "big snack" since we would be provided with lunch by the tour organizer. We chose some traditional food to taste, such as rawon, gado-gado, tempe, es teler.

And we met Sonya http://www.travbuddy.com/Sonya. She gave us peanuts made by herself and souvenirs. Yay! Thanks Sonya. Unfortunately, I didn't have a pict of us :-(

At 1 pm, a bit later I think, we went to Bromo. But, we stopped by to see a natural disaster that happened since 2006. It is Lapindo mud in Sidoarjo, a city closed to Surabaya.

http://en.

wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidoarjo_mud_flow

OTW, we met an independence day carnaval. Yes, Indonesia independence day is on 17th August. And we also encountered a train accident. I think JC took a pict of them.

The AC of the car didn't work very well, so we felt hot and JC sweated very bad :-(

Before we arrived, I needed to pray. So, we stopped at a small mosque. The water for ablution was very cold and made me shivered.

Aioh and JC asked to see me pray. And I got a feeling that they watched me very closely and took a pict of me. Am I right guys? :P

At last, we arrived I don't know what time. We could see Mount Bromo and Mount Batok from the hotel. What a view ;-)

It was cloudy but the view was great ;-) Hopefully, tomorrow we can see the sunrise.

YantiSoeparno says:
So did I ;-)
Posted on: Aug 25, 2009
aiohdmg says:
I have a great trip with you deary :)
Posted on: Aug 23, 2009
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Suramadu Bridge
Suramadu Bridge
Suramadu Bridge
Suramadu Bridge
Suramadu Bridge
Suramadu Bridge
The chandelier of Cheng Ho Mosque
The chandelier of Cheng Ho Mosque
The couple
The couple
A husband with his 2 wives :P
A husband with his 2 wives :P
The mihrab and mimbar of Cheng Ho …
The mihrab and mimbar of Cheng Ho…
The ceiling of Cheng Ho Mosque
The ceiling of Cheng Ho Mosque
The mural of Cheng Ho and his ship…
The mural of Cheng Ho and his shi…
Us with the ship
Us with the ship
The first stall of the founder of …
The first stall of the founder of…
Aioh and JC in front of the pictur…
Aioh and JC in front of the pictu…
Another side of the lobby
Another side of the lobby
The tint glass of smoking men
The tint glass of smoking men
Old matches
Old matches
JC with one of his fans ;-)
JC with one of his fans ;-)
Infront of Map of Indonesia
Infront of Map of Indonesia
One of the cigarette adds
One of the cigarette adds
Tint glass of smoking man
Tint glass of smoking man
Tint glass of smoking man
Tint glass of smoking man
Aioh and JC posed with the old mot…
Aioh and JC posed with the old mo…
Infront of House of Sampoerna
Infront of House of Sampoerna
Infront of House of Sampoerna
Infront of House of Sampoerna
The colorful of city jail wall ;D
The colorful of city jail wall ;D
The colorful of city jail wall ;D
The colorful of city jail wall ;D
Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud
Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud
Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud
Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud
Aioh with her victory fingers
Aioh with her victory fingers
Me under my umbrella ;D
Me under my umbrella ;D
Yes we arrived!
Yes we arrived!
Cloudy afternoon
Cloudy afternoon
At our hotel, Mount Batok at the b…
At our hotel, Mount Batok at the …
257 km (160 miles) traveled
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