Fire and Brimstone November 14th 2008 What I failed to say in writing about Java is its unique geological make up making it an island festooned with volcaones. One in particular, Mount Merapi can still be seen spewing out its lava which makes for an awesome sight at night and it's not too far out of Yogyakarta either. Unfortunately, while I was whiling away my time not seeing the sights I lost out on this one and by the time I discove ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Mount Bromo 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
I have wanted to travel for such a long time but never found the impetus to just get up and go until 1 profound week in March this year when the final chord of disatisfaction struck.
Consequently, I left my job but instead of booking the next flight out I wondered what I should do next. Realising I was wasting my time in England just pondering my future I decided that the time to travel had finally come.
On Saturday 21st June I begin the journey.
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