"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 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