East Java, Road Trip. Day 3

King Kong Hill, Bromo.

Up, up and up we go. The day before we scouted out the location of the King Kong lookout point for sunrise. We walked it and we knew how far we could go in my car. Once again, my injured let came into play but in the end, all was well.

We got up and took the cart as far as we could at 3:15 am and waited for the sun to rise in the darkness. There were several tiny vendors at the top of the lookout point. Jado got some noodles and I got coffee.

It was cold, probably about 16-18 degrees Celsius. But to Jado and I and others, this is quite cold. We both live in Bali. I am not a fan of the cold.

Waiting for the sun to rise.

This mild glow came from the east and everyone’s attention turned to the sun. Slowly we saw the golden purple colors light up the sky before us and the sun rose above the horizon.

Cameras and drones captured this amazing event from our vantage point. This was very exciting and a sight to behold. Will I get to see this event again from this lookout point… I am not sure.

With the sun rising and the wind blowing the event was filled with mixed feelings.

Try to focus on the beauty of the sunrise.

The sun rose before us as it lit up the smokestack of Bromo to our right and the edge of the crater behind us.

Golden Rays.

The golden rays filled the area and the warmth of the rays could be felt. This was an ever-changing event. Each second was something new and I took a pile of photos and videos to try and capture it all.

Before us and to the back of us the colors changed, it was a squirrel moment every time. Here, there and over there. Look, look and look some more. Jado had his drone going in and out along with others.

We made quite a few friends that night and even met people from Bali. There were people from China, Singapore, Italy, Canada, and of course all over Indonesia.

The event of the day.

This was to be the biggest event of our trip and we had to stay an extra day to experience it. Was it worth it? We think it was, we don’t know when we can do this again so yes, yes, and yes.

The place we stayed at sucked. That is the best word to describe it. It was about $45 CND and included a very basic breakfast. On day two I had to beg for two pancakes and Jado begged for 3 eggs for his breakfast since he is a vegetarian.

Overall, the first two days went very well since other than business meetings and a few weekends at Jado’s villa in Bedugul, we didn’t spend a whole lot of time together. Now we packed up and we were off for the next adventure.

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Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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