Java Archives - Straight On Detour

Seeking Gold. Is Ijen Volcano the deadliest workplace?

Seeking Gold. Is Ijen Volcano the deadliest workplace?

  Ijen Volcano, in Java, Indonesia is one of the only places in the world where people mine sulphur.   If I had ever seen such a…

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6 Tips to Make the Most Out of Bromo National Park

6 Tips to Make the Most Out of Bromo National Park

Explore Java: explore Bromo National Park   Bromo National Park in eastern Java is the picture perfect postcard of Indonesia; A spectacular view of several…

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Ijen Volcano On a Budget

Ijen Volcano On a Budget

Explore Java: Explore Ijen Volcano on a budget It might absorb your time but it will save you some cash and lets be honest, reaching Ijen volcano…

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When My Sister Goes ‘Straight On Detour’.

When My Sister Goes ‘Straight On Detour’.

The thick indigo sky stretches expansively above. Silent, it remains motionless, cloudless and littered with stars. My watch says 4:27am. Cooped within a  small arena,…

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Blue Fire Roars From Ijen Volcano

Blue Fire Roars From Ijen Volcano

Explore Java: explore Ijen Volcano In the early hours of the morning, the crater of Ijen Volcano in Java is alight with blue flames. I…

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Meet Merapi Volcano: World’s Most Active Volcano

Meet Merapi Volcano: World’s Most Active Volcano

Explore Java: explore Merapi Volcano   Awaiting the new ‘world’s most active volcano’ register, let us honour Merapi Volcano who has dominated the number one spot…

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Pacitan Surf Video

Pacitan Surf Video

Explore Java: explore Pacitan surf   Watu Karung Beach (near Pacitan) has to one of Indonesia’s best beaches.  Being so close to Yogyakarta, we never…

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Why I Have To Travel The World Now!

Why I Have To Travel The World Now!

I want to share with you my experience in Dieng Plateau, Java, an experience which left me so disappointed, shocked and a little confused.  I…

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Bandungan – Is The View Worth The Detour?

Bandungan – Is The View Worth The Detour?

Explore Java: Explore Bandungan   In the heart of Java’s volcano alley, perched neatly on the side of Gunung Ungaran is Bandungan; A bustling town…

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