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26 Jun 2014
Kawah Ijen volcano

Kawah Ijen volcano

The Kawah Ijen volcano 2799 m high, is famous because of the acid crater lake and the sulphur pit. But not only that. The Ijen complex is also famous for coffee planting. The Ijen complex locates almost in the middle between the cities Bondowoso and Banyuwangi. This location is at the east end of Java island. The famous island of Bali is the next island following Java. Just separated by the Bali Strait. Unlike the Bromo volcano, the Kawah Ijen volcano […]

29 Jan 2013
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

One of the most exciting places in Java is the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Located in East Java, the park consists of six volcanos in total.  Only Mt Bromo and Mt Semeru are active stratovolcanos, all others extinct. The caldera gives a fascinating insight into the geology and the forces which shape our earth. Not only for millions of years in the past but even for today. The tremendous evolutionary processes still continue. In fact, both Bromo and Semeru […]

03 Jul 2012
Summertime in Graubuenden (Grisons)

Summertime in Graubuenden

After a long winter, everybody enjoys now the summertime in Graubuenden (Grisons). The canton Graubuenden with its capital Chur locates in east Switzerland and borders Austria, Lichtenstein and Italy. Well, the snow is molten and the mountains lost their white caps. The lush green alpine meadows dotted with beautiful flowers are everywhere around. All the stunning pass roads reopen again and can now be easily crossed. The lifts reopen as well and the mountain huts await their guests. It’s an […]