Danau (Lake) Batur July 2nd 2006 What an amazing place.
A large rippling grey lake within a huge 300 year old blow-out caldera surrounded by several little poor vilages living on the edge in the shaddow of the active mountain: Gnung Batur.
The volcano last errupted in 2002 I believe, but there was also a small 'leak' last year the bubbling lava from which I should be able to walk by when I trek up to the smaller active crat ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kintamani 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
A novice traveller, boldly going somewhere, with no plan and absolutely no bloody idea why he's going - I'm terrified! AAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!
I'm keeping a diary as I go and writing it up on-line when I get chance, but I'm no Bridget Jones, so you'll just have to cope with bad grammar, appauling spelling and a lack of wet-T-shirted Mr Darcys....unless I get really lucky.
... full info