We set off at midnight from Malang to watch the sun rise over Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java. It sits in a ‘sea of sand’ and is part of a national park. The last eruption was in 2011.
There were four of us travelling in (what looked like) a vintage Toyota Jeep. It was good to have some additional company. Since our overland trip ended, we’ve not socialised with other people – travellers or locals – as much as I hoped we would.