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off to Probolinggo and mount Bromo

via Surabaya

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Tuesday 5th March 1985.

Rush around town madly finish packing, eat two lunches, Nase Goreng and Nase Campur. Buy rail ticket. Have to pack some wet clothes. Abandon one shirt and buy another 1500 rupiahs. Catch the 2.30 Express to Surabaya, 3rd class 36 00 rupiahs. Many people get off at Yogya so no difficulty finding seat. Plenty of room, some padding on seats. Get mine all to myself and have a sleep.
 Arrive about 9pm and catch train to Probolinggo 1 hour later, 1800 rupiahs. Slightly nervous half hour wandering around Surabaya looking for another railway station, but I was searching needlessly for the one I had arrived at. On this walk whilst waiting at a level crossing two Bechak peddlers gets off their machines and have a shit in the canal 10 feet away. This was in the harsh glare of car headlights.
 Fall irresistably to sleep on the train. Nearly miss getting off at Probolinggo sometime after midnight. From here it’s a chain of random minibuses up the Valley to the slopes of Mount Bromo.

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