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Mount Mayon

It's kinda creepy how Mt Mayon had a phreatic explosion just 1 year after our visit, killing 4 foreign climbers and their local guide. There was no warning with a volcano alert level at 0. But somehow, rain water had come into contact with hot...

8 Life Lessons from Mount Rinjani

  To be honest, we hadn't put much thought into it. We had booked our tickets to Lombok because there was this 1-for-1 sale. At that time, we vaguely recalled reading about a gorgeous volcano on the island, one named Mt Rinjani and thought, why not?   ---   Fast...

Senaru Crater Rim

[caption id="attachment_2855" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Ready to set off again[/caption]   After a rejuvenating day by (and in) the gorgeous crater lake, we were on the road again - this time upwards to the other side of the crater rim (Senaru). Funny how we torture ourselves, going up...

Segara Anak, Child of the Sea

[caption id="attachment_2874" align="aligncenter" width="500"] segara-anak[/caption]   Mount Rinjani's crater lake is named Segara Anak - or Child of the Sea - because of its blue colour reminiscent of the ocean. Alman, our guide, had shared that it was formed when the volcano's predecessor, Mount Samalas erupted and...

Mount Rinjani

At 3,726m, Mt Rinjani is Indonesia's second highest volcano and often deemed the most beautiful of all. But it is not an easy hike. Stretching over 3-4 days, it's a tough yet rewarding journey that takes you through rolling hills, starry skies, waterfalls and a...