It was midnight and while most people were going to bed, my wife and I were waking up to begin our adventure to Kawah Ljen volcano in East Java, Indonesia. Before going to bed for less than one hour, we bought some rice and egg to eat on the drive. Our guide picked us up in a jeep and away we went.
Once we arrived at the base, the hike began. My wife and I ended up on our own because the other couple and guide were far too slow for our pace. It was still pitch black outside but we had to make it to the top before sunrise so that we could see the blue flames we had heard about. It turns out that Kawah Ljen has an active sulphur pit, which exudes blue flames 24/7 but are only visible at night. Sounded amazing to me, hence the reason for waking up so early. [Read more…] about Working in a Volcano | An Unforgettable Adventure in Indonesia