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The most memorable night/morning of my life so far. This was a solo trip in Java, year 2016.
This was a travel of 3 hours to arrive at the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park at 3.45 am in the morning.
A 30 minute jeep ride with the only driver for whom I was the only customer - through the dense dark forest, a short walk of 15 mins to get to the top - I sat there gazing at the night sky for an hour before sunrise. I have not seen a more dramatic sky. The Milky Way arm looked clear, the constellations sparkly and I was lucky to spot one shooting star.
At the crack of dawn, this is the spectacle which revealed itself. The puffing volcano - Mount Bromo. The volcano was on the verge of an eruption ( it never spewed lava after) and so there were all of 15 souls on this view point witnessing this magical morning. On any other non-eruption day there would be 5000 humans, some scrambling up the volcano, because it's a thing to do. (Not an exaggeration)
For this moment, for that morning, for the night, for having made it safely, for actually taking a selfie which I never do usually and for undertaking the journey: I am grateful.
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