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Ashes to Ashes

07 Jun

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Tangkuban Perahu, volcanic crater

Isn’t that a beautiful sight? The wonders of nature. Legends surround the entire mountain. The story of Sangkuriang who fell in love with his own mother and can’t marry her. He got angry and kicked a boat which he built for her. The boat overturned and became what is known today as Tangkuban Perahu mountain.

It was a really nice place. And we were quite high up the mountain to witness the crater. The smell of sulphur filled the air but that did not deter us away from the majestic crater we witnessed in front of us.

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One thing we were all so unhappy about at this place, was the presence of touts selling souvenirs to tourists. And there were so many of them. I mean, really. They brought their wares up to our faces. Some had forlorn faces to induce sympathy. And they followed us everywhere. Of course we understand they wanted to make a living. But to pester tourists like this is really not what we had in mind. We wanted to enjoy the crater and all it’s surroundings, not be bothered by touts. Sigh..

Me and the crater

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-hazrock, dust to dust

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1 Comment

Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Food

 

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One response to “Ashes to Ashes

  1. David

    June 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

    It really looks like a beautiful place….sad that so many were up there trying to sell..

     

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