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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


My Virgin Hike: Mount Merapi

The Virgin

“Hiking?!?! No wayyyyy…” I have never been an outdoor-sy person, and although I am by no means out-of-shape, I am not in-shape either. So, I have never thought that I will someday go hiking! 1,088 more words


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In the Shadow of a Volcano

You can learn a lot about people when you understand how they react to disaster. We all like to think we’d be completely in control in the face of chaos, but the fact is, you just don’t know until you’re there. 810 more words