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Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lampung » Krakatau September 2nd 2013

When I first came to Indonesia, I sat and down and decided on my list of must see places. Which in all honesty, was everywhere and everything in Indonesia that I could possibly fit in during my time here. However, it must be said that two places in particular stood out for me as absolute musts. Krakatau and Komodo. Fortunately, within my first few months of living in this spectacular country, I have managed to see the former. Krakatau is the stuff of legend and nightmare, depending on where in the world you live, or whether or not the Mountain you live at the foot of is smoking or not. Located in the Sunda strait, this Volcano is the product of the largest known Volcanic eruption. Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) was formed in 1927 when ... read more
Old and creaky
Anak Krakatau

Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lampung January 4th 2011

A quick trip to South Sumatra for the weekend before we departed to Ambon and the Maluku Islands.... read more
Towards Sumatra
Cow Cart
Cute Girls

Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lampung November 8th 2010

Ahhh, Krakatau . How I love thee. Famous for its blast some hundred years ago, its charm surely has tantalized many to come and visit thee. It was said that Krakatau ashes reached Europe and changed the course of history. I am not sure if it’s a little bit exaggerating, but when I was being told that a friend of a friend is planning to go there, I immediately said “can I join?” Days before the trip, the child of Krakatau started to show signs of eruption. With Merapi’s explosion just days before - it doesn’t sound like a good idea to visit at such time. Too many bad news of Krakatau ’s present condition: poisonous gas, ashes that reach as far as Cilegon, earthquakes and many more. But the event organizer decided to give it ... read more
Sebesi Island
Umang Umang

Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lampung » Krakatau May 3rd 2009

(Day 394 on the road) Wow - my trip to Krakatauwas absolutely and utterly fascinating! Of all the volcanoes in the world, Krakatau is possibly the most famous one. Its last major eruption in 1883 was one of the greatest natural disasters in the world and quite possibly the loudest ever recorded sound on earth. Back in 1883 the eruption killed 36.000 people - if the volcano was to erupt again today, scientists expect the death toll to be over 1 million people. The sound of the 1883 eruption could be heard 3.500 km away in Perth, Australia, and the shock wave went around the globe seven times in total. Ash was propelled 80 km high, and after the eruption average global temperatures fell by 1,2 degrees Celsius. Quite something, um? During the 1883 eruption, Kra ... read more
Boys chasing our boat
Swimming with Krakatau erupting
With Endah and Krakatau

Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lampung February 25th 2009

Something is flying up in the sky: Bird-shaped Kite. Not far from it, a plane-shaped kite float stable. It is not usual evening. This evening, the sky above Taman Hutan Kota is decorated with bright color and creatively shaped kite, flown by those who participate in Lampung Kite Festival 2008. Lampung Kite Festival is part or Krakatau Festival, the annual event organized by the provincial government of Lampung. Organized by Lampung Kite Community, the festival invited all those who have passion towards kite to compete in creating not only the most beautiful & nice looking kite, but also has the stability when flown. The festival received warm welcome. People of all ages came with friends, spouse or family. Some come with public transport; others come by riding a motorbike. Kids from neighborhood don’t want to be ... read more
Festival Banner Kite
Small Train Kite
Another Train Kite

Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lampung » Krakatau November 22nd 2008

I stare in disbelieve as the giant dark thing blows dust to the air above. Still disbelieve that we are only few hundred meters from the giant that rock the world more than a century ago: Krakatau Volcano. We were aboard KMP Windu Karsa Pratama, a big ferry chartered by the local authority for trip to Krakatau Volcano, as part of annual Krakatau Festival 2008. On board are ambassadors from 21 countries, government officials, media and those who are curious enough with the volcano. The original itinerary is to land on the island for a ceremony, but due to the activity of the volcano, the ceremony is done onboard. I grab my camera as the volcano again blows dust to the air. The volcano itself has grown to 274 meters since it first emerged from the ... read more
Taking Picture
Waiting on Board

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