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Bondowoso
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Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 13066
Country: Indonesia

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Last Updated: March 11, 2019

Hi, my name is Slamet and I live in a small village named Kalianyar 15km from the nearest major town (Bondowoso).


I am welcoming workers to come to my village to share my way of life, local tourism program.

* longer stays of at least 2 weeks are preferred.
*For help with the tourism program, preferably people with experience in marketing, eco-tourism, environment, website building, non-profit management, recycled craft skills, and general business skills.
*we also need helper who have knowledge, skill and experience about recycling

While staying with me in addition to getting to experience small village life in a place that isn’t over-developed for tourism, you will also have the chance to experience some of the following things: cooking staple east Javanese dishes, visiting the local markets, seeing the batik cloth making process up close, visiting pottery making studios and black smithing bellows, night food market in Bondowoso, local statues/memorials and other local points of interest around my village. We have bikes that we can day-loan to the adventurous after we have showed them around a bit. In addition, this opportunity also allows you to informally practice the "Bahasa" language as most villagers only know a little bit of English, so you teach them and they teach you as well!

Given my experience as a tour guide to nearby points of interest like Ijen Volcano Crater (sunrise treks, volcano surfur lakes, and blue fire) and Gunung (Mt) Bromo, I can give you lots of information on how to arrange to visit these places. If you do prefer to have some sort of tour guide, then I can arrange one for you through the local tourism office.

*Important! This is a small village, so please be respectful in your clothing (no shorty shorts or skimpy mid-driff showing tops, or spaghetti strap tops, but regular shorts and tank tops are ok). NONE of my guests have had problems before, but I wouldn’t want anyone to be surprised.

Not especially difficult to get to or out of the way because my village is along the path between major points of interest on Java island, so most people go from Yogja to Mt Bromo to Ijen Crater to Bali . You would simply stop over for a few days or a few weeks in Kalianyar!

****Travel Information****
From Bali, you take the bus heading to Surabaya and get off at Situbondo. From here you transfer to another bus going to Bondowoso.
From Probolingo, you take the bus to Bondowoso.
From Yogja you take the bus to Probolingo.
From Jakarta, you take the bus to Surabaya and then take a bus to Bondowoso.

Usually I am able to directly pick up helpers from the Bondowoso bus station, but if not, there is a small bus that goes to Kalianyar.

There are some costs to hosting a helper so after talking to previous ones who visited here, a very reasonable small fee of 30,000R (about $3 per day) was thought to be appropriate.

If you have any questions, comments or anything feel free to message me for more details.

Accommodation - You will have your own room with a fan and electricity.

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