SUNRISE, A DEADLY VOLCANO, AND A PALACE
Supy and Sam were waiting for us this morning. They drove us to Mount Merapi, where we got into a jeep that took us over some pretty rough terrain to the base of Mount Merapi. Mount Merapi erupted in 2006 and killed 2 people, and again in 2010 and killed several hundred people. We waited for the sunrise, which was beautiful.
|Notice the full moon|
|Constant steam from inside the volcano|
|It was actually nippy|
|Failed bunker-the 2 fatalities in 2006 hid in here, but were overcome by the heat|
|The ferns seemed to be the first plants to return|
|A riverbed that dried up after the 2006 eruption|
|Lots of stem vents in the riverbed|
|Cute little boutique motel destroyed in 2010 & never rebuilt|
|The ash remains in a school room|
|Fighting cock and hen|
A walk through the market
|Supy had a lady make him an energy concoction to help him "be younger."|
Twenty minutes later he was grabbing his heart, after which he started sweating like crazy!
Lastly was the floating palace.
They brought us back to the hotel around 1400. We wandered around the main street amid the masses, had some lunch/dinner at KFC (teriyaki chicken rice box that didn’t taste like teriyaki, but was good), and tried some Nasi Goreng, Indonesian fried rice with chicken. We went to bed early since we have to get up early again tomorrow.