JAVA: Ijen...Danger, Poisonous Gas


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May 6th 2012
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JAVA: Ijen...Danger, Poisonous Gas. My image of Ijen is a turquoise crater lake with sulphur workers extracting that noxious yellow element...as Ali captured in his blog Ijen - the search for the world's worst job. But in true travelling, everyone's experience is different, notwithstanding we may visit the same locales, or even the same paths & lookouts. And when we visited Ijen...that is h... Read Full Entry



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OUR VIEW OF THE CRATEROUR VIEW OF THE CRATER
OUR VIEW OF THE CRATER

Ijen is closed due to poisonous gas
ABANDONEDABANDONED
ABANDONED

Baskets awaiting the sulphur workers' return
THE WARUNG IS CLOSEDTHE WARUNG IS CLOSED
THE WARUNG IS CLOSED

Lucky we have already had lunch
ITINERANT WORKERSITINERANT WORKERS
ITINERANT WORKERS

As I often say "Someone has to do it!"



6th May 2012

Not surprised in the slightest to see the mention of an active volcanoe and evacuated villages, followed by you having booked in for extra time - shame you didn't get to go all the way in to the crater!
6th May 2012

THANKS JO
C'est la vie...no access to the crater...but the scenery of the Ijen area of East Java...sublime.
6th May 2012
THE MOST DANGEROUS RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD

A picture tells a thousand words
Empty warung, brooding skies, sulphur aplenty - tells more of a story than if this image had been filled with workers.
6th May 2012
THE MOST DANGEROUS RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD

THANKS SHANE
Your perspective is appreciated...but abandoned is eerie...especially considering the reason it is so.
6th May 2012
DANGER, POISONOUS GAS

Fascinating place! I was torn between commenting on this photo or the one with the great cat captions. This one really made me miss you two!!
6th May 2012
DANGER, POISONOUS GAS

THANKS MICHELLE
Yes we miss you guys too! Never enough holidays
6th May 2012
IJEN RESORT

Truly Stunning Views!
What a setting! - shame you didn't get to see the crater, something otherworldly. A good reason to go back :)
6th May 2012
IJEN RESORT

Truly Stunning Views!
Wow what a setting! - shame you didn't get to see the crater, it's something otherworldly. A good reason to go back though :)
6th May 2012
IJEN RESORT

THANKS ALI
Your photos of the crater and the sulphur workers set the scene...yes there is always next time!
6th May 2012

Grind, grunt & gouge
You always provide interesting photos. Great photo of the bee pollinating the flowers.Love the description of the roads. Sounds like some of the roads we encountered in Vietnam after the floods and mudslides full of hidden and urgent dangers. Java looks grand. Hopefully, we will make it there some day.
6th May 2012

THANKS DAVE & MERRY JO
East Java was beautiful...hope my pics give a delicious taste...I recommend Java...great memories
7th May 2012

Lunch 2,5 & 8
I had to laugh -it reminded me of trekking in Dogon country in Mali - would you like chicken for lunch? *open cane cover* which one? that one? sure! *crack goes the neck* 1hr later "succulent chicken" mmmm! don't dare ask for seconds :-0 :-0 :-0 good blog david - poisonous gas- probably brought my demise a little closer but what the heck!
7th May 2012

Hmmm.water in the rice paddies means planting season...
just keeping you on your toes! As for the volcano, I'm sure you would have gone to the rim if not for the police. At least you were smart to pick a very nice resort to relax at the end of your trip.
7th May 2012

THANKS BOB
I think rice is an all year proposition, plant, grow, harvest as we saw rice in various stages, hence the Before & After shots, and water drained from one paddy to another. However as it was wet season it may be predominately preparing & planting...certainly plenty of water around. As to the volcano...your comments are noted...without admissions! As to the resort...definitely a good decision...it certainly pleased Denise...and isn't that how husband's prosper?
8th May 2012

Aussies only go to Bali
Totally agree Dave, sucked in, give me the rest of this awesome archipeligo any day. After my little jaunt into sumatra your blogs have inspired me to check out java - it looked awesome flying over and im a sucker for a volcano anyways :)
8th May 2012

THANKS CINDY
And I've been inspired to check out Sumatra..!!!
12th August 2012
DANGER, POISONOUS GAS

Oh dear....
....been on the Curry again Dave??? ;)

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