Volcanic caldera (yes break out the Sec 1 Geography textbook) filled with unbelievably pristine, turquoise water. Sublime. Unfortunately it was a rather cloudy day and the sulphur mine was acting up, obscuring the view. Photo taken by Jamie and Eline, two twenty-something Dutch girls with whom I shared the 4WD ride up Ijen.
Banyuwangi (17-18 May 12) May 18th 2012 Painful 5h public bus journey from Probolinggo to Banyuwangi, the launch point for the trek up Kawah Ijen. Stayed at the Manyar Hotel, described as "rather soul-less" by Wikitravel, but hey, there was wi-fi at the restaurant! ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Banyuwangi 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
Hi, thanks for visiting. I'm an ex-cop and ex-finance guy from Singapore, quit my job to travel. Decided to start in my own backyard here in Southeast Asia. Pleased to have you follow me on my adventure...... full info