Whirlwind Solo Week in Yogya- "Sulphie"- a selfie in a sulphur mine? October 13th 2016 Day 7+
Still technically Day 7, the alarm is set for 2300 to wake up for the overnight trek to Kawah Ijen. We have a 2 hr drive to get to the trail head. It's a winding, poorly sealed road that leads us up the mountain. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time.
Some background- Kawah Ijen is a volcano complex in East Java, situated within it is an active sulphur mine at the base ... 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
54, in love with the world. Fell in love with Nepal. Then Iran. Now? ....
Where to next?
2016 Bibbulmun Track End to End 1050km in my home state. UPDATE 13/4/19- IT"S FINISHED!!!!!!!!!
2017- Well, that'd be the USA again then Mongolia.
Update- Mongolia is to be shelved for yet another year. Instead there is a wedding to attend in Edinburgh- but first, The West Highland Way to be walked.
2018 - Tajikistan is calling
Update- Tajikistan indeed did call, as did Kyrgyzstan. It was amazing - a 23 day 2500 km Fann Mountains/Pamir Highway Odyssey then amazing trekking in the Tien Shan.... full info