Looking for Lava

Mt Etna erupts and re-ignites my lust for lava.

At the top of Bromo with the sand sea in the background.

In 2008 I came close to achieving my dream of seeing lava. I was travelling through Indonesia and saw plenty of volcanoes in Java and Bali, but at none of them did I have any chance of seeing lava.

Not until Merapi that is. Continue reading “Looking for Lava”

Friday Flickr – Borobudur

The world’s largest Buddhist temple is Indonesia’s most visited attraction.

For this week’s Friday Flickr I’m going to Indonesia to showcase the country’s most visited tourist attraction.

Borobudur is a Buddhist temple on the island of Java. It was built in the ninth century and abandoned in the fourteenth. Five hundred years later it was ‘discovered’ by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Borobudur”