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Lava Tour (Photo Journal)

I wanted to climb Mount Merapi with my friends, but the area was closed due to an accident at the crater. Lava Tour was the closest to exploring Merapi, the active volcano in Jogjakarta. 728 more words


If you're not at the top, don't stop!

Standing at 4450 ft tall, Mount Merapi, translating literally to ‘Fire Mountain’, is known as the 6th most dangerous volcano in the world. Based on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java, it’s one of the worlds most active volcanoes. 1,893 more words

3 Favourite Sunrises of Mine

Sunrise vs sunset: It is said that those who prefer sunrises are optimists who look forward to the start of a new day, while those who prefer sunsets are pessimists who brood over the events of the past day. 345 more words


Islamic Jihad Front disperses Christian camp in Yogyakarta

The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta; The Islamic Jihad Front (FJI), with police backing, has broken up a camping event of 1,500 Christian elementary and junior high school students at the Wonogondang camping ground in Cangkringan, Sleman, Yogyakarta. 489 more words


Travel photo binge: 4-wheel driving on Mt Merapi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

A photo post about going 4-wheel driving on Mount Merapi, near Yogyakarta. Mt Merapi means “fire mountain” as described in my post about Mt Nglenggerran (check out the Indonesia catergory for more Indo adventures!) and has regularly erupted over the past 600 years. 105 more words


Our Final Days in Indonesia: Borobudur and Prambanan

After an all day train ride we arrived Yogyakarta, Java. We settled in for the night and set our alarms for 3 am (since early morning adventure seems to be one of our favorite things to do in Java).   456 more words



Borobudur and Angkor Wat were the 2 South East Asian places I had wanted to visit after studying history in school. Of course, Borobudur cannot compare with Angkor Wat when it comes to sheer scale and magnificence but Borobudur-Yogyakarta still makes for an enjoyable short holiday destination that is kind on the wallet too. 977 more words