Ring of Fire November 4th 2010 My flight finally touched down in Jakarta after over 19 hours of travel. I wasted no time in getting a bus into the city which slowly worked its way through grid-locked traffic to Gambir train station. Rather than hang around in the city, which is supposed to be uninteresting and polluted I caught the train right away to Yogyakarta - a mere 7 hours away.
The train was spacious and comfortable a ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Ijen Plateau 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