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View from on the way down  
   

View from on the way down

Bandaniera and Banda Besar can be seen.
Climbing Ganung Api

January 20th 2011
'Fire Mountain' - the apt name for Ganung Api. The volcano that overlooks Bandaniera. One night, after a few Bintang beers, some of the guests at Vita thought it would be a good idea to get up early next day and climb to the summit. Needless to say, at 5.15am the next day we found ourselves on a boat sailing across the bay to the foot of the volcano in the pitch dark. With the aid of tiny ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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