Department of Railways,
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466 Route 32.
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pleasant one. There are many tjemara along the p: th, and looked at from a distance they appear like clouds of smoke. The fare isJl. 1.50 on horseback and jl. 2.50 in a sedan-chair.
rrom Tosari lo Ml. Bromo. One should leave Tosari before dawn. One may walk, but if one has any experience at all, a horse is recommended, for the Sand Sea at the foot of Mt. Bromo is very interesting to ride over. Sedan-chairs are also available. The return trip fare is Jl. 3.50 on horseback (with a lip of 25 cents to the attendant), and Jl. 5.70 in a sedan-chair (with a tip of 20 cents to each bearer). A coolie to carry luggage can be hired for 90 cents. The time required for a return trip is six or seven hours. As a protection against the sun's rays, men should wear wide-brimmed hats and ladies, veils.
Leaving Tosari early in the morning one will come in about two hours to Moengal Pass (2,430 metres). Shortly before reaching the pass, the path divides into two. The left one leads to a small hill, on the flat top of which stands a small hut. By the time one arrives here, the sun will have risen and the air bccomc warmer. Ilere one may have breakfast (brought with one from the hotel). While the horse is resting, one may enjoy the view of the surroundings. Looking back over the path one has travelled, there is nothing of particular interest; but in the direction in which one is going, one will sec the rare sight of the so-called Sand Sea, spread out before one's eyes and reflecting brilliantly the rays of the morning sun. Here and there arc half dry bushes, and among them the dry beds of streams. Like an African desert, it is boundless,a the symbol of death and solitude. Sometimes when the air is dry and clear, one may observe air-castles floating over them, as in a dream. When the conical mountains cast their shadows on the grey sand sea, the whole sight reminds one of the surface of the moon seen through a telescope. Several volcanoes rise in the midst of this Sand Sea, viz. Batok, Bromo, Widodarcn, etc. Bromo rises behind Batok and is
A Distant Vikw of Mr. Shkrof.