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There is blue fire in Hell  

There is blue fire in Hell

Actually I remember making blue flames with sulphur in my parents garage with the Bunsen burner I got for Christmas. It stuck then too!
A Trip to Hell and back at Ijen, East Java

April 5th 2015
If you want to know what hell is like go to Ijen. The path down to the base of the caldera is steep and treachous by torchlight at 2am. We had our gas masks on to keep the devil and his sulphurous fumes away. You could dimly make out the fizzure billowing out acrid steam. As you get closer you can see the ethereal blue flames of the burning vapourised sulphur dancing above the dark rock. When the ... read more
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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
11th April 2015

I'm so glad you did this, so I don't have to--breathing sulfur fumes is pretty intense. Great reporting on a place both gorgeous with blue fire and horrendous for those who work there. Good for you for using Sam and helping the local, responsible economy.

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