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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Our Route to Work in East Java, Indonesia

Every morning we had to drive the 40 km around the mountain to reach another mountain back where the mushroom farm was located at some 1200 m or 3937 feet. Not high enough for having the benefit of a cooler climate so they still needed some air conditioning.
East Java is a lot greener than Central Java, with lots of trees.
Hardwood trees such as mahogany and kapok trees or Ceiba Pentandra, which we also knew from México.
In August you can see the kapok hanging from the trees!
To the left in this photo, you see a Poinsettia, they grow into sturdy shrubs in the tropics.
However the landscape is paradise-like, we would arrive feeling rickety from the many bends passing through one after the other Dessa (village) for reaching our destination.
Remember, we are very close to the huge Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and close to our hotel (see previous post below)
Seen above here is a photo that Pieter took from the road, as we stopped on our way back from work, very close to our hotel!
A waterfall is visible between two mountain ridges...
There are several waterfalls in the Bromo area!
Pieter and I are standing here near a ravine, where you can see the waterfall near the Sukapura Sub-District, called Umbulan Waterfall
The same waterfall and it is very hard to capture it from where we were standing.
No doubt you could hike near it, for a far better view!
Above photos are all taken on November 11, 1996.
We did take my youngest brother Jan and his wife Wilma there on Sunday, August 10, 1997 after lunch for a ride through the mahogany woods and for seeing this waterfall.
Next day I escorted them to Surabaya from where they flew on to Brunei and back to The Netherlands.
It makes all the difference if you work in a country and have contact with the locals for knowing special places!
Tourists often have no clue what they might be passing by...

Previous post:
Raya Bromo in East Java, Indonesia Now Whiz Capsule Hotel Grand Bromo | where my youngest brother with his wife stayed next to us

20 comments:

  1. bellissime foto,buona domenica!

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Grazie en anche tutti voi una buona domenica.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  2. Amazing photos. To see so many trees so close to each other. Habitat for many animals and insects.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      That indeed looks like an intact tropical forest and many critters can live there.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Thanks for sharing us the photos of the higher fields. I have not visited places like this in a tropical zone.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      You are quite welcome and we drove this every morning to where the actual mushroom farm was situated. It is a beautiful region.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. What a gorgeous place, Mariette.
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      It sure is a slice of paradise!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes it sure is, we always enjoyed those views.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Parece ser que las plantaciones eran escalonadas...hicieron ahí un gran trabajo.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, en general en toda Java utilizan el tipo de terrazas para el cultivo de la tierra. Sólo el enorme Parque Nacional Bromo Tengger Semeru está intacto.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and this is halfway around the world, from us in distance but very close to you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. I am sure that I would be very happy to visit that place. The photos make me want to go there
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      It sure is a slice of paradise... beautiful nature park around Mount Bromo.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Ein schöner Wasserfall liebe Mariette,

    LG Bernhard

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    1. Lieber Berhnard,
      Nicht nur die Wasserfall, die ganze Natur in diesem riesigen Park vom Mount Bromo wodurch wir zur Arbeit fuhren jeden Tag.
      Lieber Gruß,
      Mariette

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  10. Hello Mariette, Somehow this got lost among my open tabs! Such beautiful scenery in Indonesia--no wonder you and Pieter loved it. Those mountain waterfalls are certainly dramatic, although truth to tell, I prefer hiking in terrain that is not so steep, perhaps a few gentle hills with a ravine or two, but nothing you need special equipment to navigate.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you and yes we loved this area for its nature.
      No, such hikes are not for us and we never had the time for doing so, we just passed by here with our driver, going and returning from work.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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