Planet of the Apes


I rarely make much post about movies unless it has a real impact on me. The first time I watch Planet of the Apes was when I was too young too remember anything. I think I’m possibly less than 5. I can still vaguely remember the part where the crazy earthlings were bald religious fanantics, the shattered statue of Liberty, and in the end the earth was blown up.

I do not know why these  images from the past memories will come back once a while. Those days, the science fiction were a litte errie and somehow you can remember it for the rest of your live. And movies from the 70s is really good.

Last week I decided to watch the latest released version of the Movie “Rise of the planet of the apes”  and I thought that it was awesome. Imho much better than the 2011 version.

The story started on how experiment by humans on Apes has turned them smart. Things got out of hand when some of these greedy humans wanted to exploit the experiment for profit and things got out of hands.

This movie reminds me on how greedy ignorance and greedy human can be. Risking things for profit. Which is happening today.  In the old version of Planet of the apes earth was completely detroyed by nuclear war.

Anyway, do not know or have not seen the old sequel version of the Planet of the Apes. Here are the list that you can find time to watch.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Mt Bromo and Cemoro Lawang


Mt Bromo is actually a location to take photos of live volcano in East Java. When I saw the iconic images of Mt Bromo, I thought I must make a trip there some day which I did several times. Mt bromo is actually one of the 5 volcanoes at Bromo Tengger Semeru national park.

At Penanjakan, I can remember waiting from 4.30 am for that sunrise. Mt Bromo reveal itself when the golden lights of the sun brakes the cold moving fogs.  I thought that was one of the most beautiful scenery ever.


To get there

To get there you can book a flight to Surabaya, from there I took public bus to the town of Probolinggo and it’s a few hours drive uphill to Cemoro Lawang. Weather can be quite cold at Cemoro Lawang, so it is advisable to bring warm cloth along


Cemoro Lawang

This area is pretty touristed. It’s one of places where everyone stays before ascending to Penanjakan for the sunrise. It’s a good place to walk around to take photos. There are plenty of onion farms




The view of Cemoro Lawang from Penanjakan. It is pretty cold with that kind of fog around