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Summit Pose on Gunung Merbabu  
   

Summit Pose on Gunung Merbabu

"Babu" apparently means "maid" so Gunung Merbabu would be the mountain that made a maid. Quite clever homonym even if totally by accident. Maybe Merapi used to be higher (couple hundred meters lower now) and Merbabu was the lesser stature sidekick, like Bluntman and Chronic.
The Always Smoking Country

September 1st 2013
The Always Smoking Country is Indonesia, home to dozens of active volcanoes regularly spewing noxious ash clouds into the environment. Indonesia is also home to dozens of millions of men regularly spewing noxious ash clouds into the environment and it is this factor for which I give Indonesia its moniker. That's really one of the only few downsides to traveling in Indonesia which, with the exc ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta

Indonesian Flag 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
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6th September 2013

SUMMITTING
Fantastic to see Merapi so close...summitting Merbabu to do so. Hope you see more of Java...full of surprises.

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