Archive for the tag 'volcanoes'

Jun 20 2012

Geological wonders around Garut, Java

Published by under Java

One of the great things about Java is that it’s home to an intense concentration of geological activity due its location on the rim of fire. This means frequent earthquakes, regular volcanic eruptions and an abundance of interesting active geological sites. Garut is one area on the island that in particular punches above its weight … read the full post

Mar 22 2012

Bandung’s Tangkuban Parahu

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Volcanoes. They’re the stuff of myth, legend and disaster — Indonesia has volcanoes in spades accompanied by stories born out of tragedies¬†that occur around them from time to time. Tangkuban Parahu, the active volcano close to the city of Bandung, has a cute story behind its name related to its shape rather than its deadly … read the full post

Feb 06 2012

Gunung Bromo

Published by under Java

We’ve recently been writing about travelling in Java, the island immediately to the west of the tourist mecca of Bali. One of the great things to do in Java is to climb volcanoes and there are many as you traverse the island, such as Kawah Ijen, that are very accessible. Without exception, the most popular … read the full post

Dec 26 2011

Kawah Ijen: An Indonesian highlight

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Climbing volcanoes. It’s an activity that repeats itself regularly on a journey through the Indonesian¬†archipelago. There’s something majestic about those towering masses of rock and ash that calls us to conquer them as if to show them who’s boss. And usually we return with stories of magnificent views and how it felt like being on … read the full post