Read First Road Trip to Jogjakarta Part 1
While Wonosari is located in south east of Jogjakarta, Mount Merapi is located in Kaliurang, the north side of it.
After about three hours ride, we finally reach one of “Yogyakarta American Jeep community” basecamp in Kaliurang.
This community provide Mount Merapi “Off Road” Tour which charge us Rp 350rb (Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Rupiah ~ USD 35) for each car.
Underlined this: Off Road. That means all of those jeeps don’t use public/normal road. You can even ask them to choose a more dangerous way. Exciting and Fun!
The first stop of the tour is “The eruption of Mount Merapi” Museum. There we can see how hot clouds can make all glasses melted.
the remaining of traditional musical instruments that are covered with ashes..
even the remaining of a cow -____-” Don’t know whether this is appropriate or not,
but the skeleton of this cow, make the journey feels like a journey to a Jurassic Park.
My deep condolence for you my dear cow. I’m so sorry for taking picture of you.
I guess the most important part is “the memory”, pictures of Mount Merapi, the eruption – and the evacuation – from time to time.
We take a chance to make a picture before departing to the next point
The nearest place that we can reach from the peak of the Mountain, called Alien Rock.
From Alien Rock the Tour Leader (which is the driver of the jeep) will take you to one of the bunker where two of the volunteers died during the eruption.
They said the bunker was designed as a safety hole when there is a hot cloud. But the two volunteers prediction was incorrect, not only hot clouds they should face, but also the magma.
At last, after this exciting trip, we decide to go back to our base camp in Wonosari by making a stop first at a Javanese Traditional Restaurant named Moro Lejar (still in Kaliurang area).
There we eat lot’s of – Freshly Cooked Fishes :)~~~ Yummy!
Continue to Road Trip to Jogjakarta Part 3
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