[Indonesia] Explore Ijen Crater, the sulfur volcano and more things to do in Banyuwangi

Ijen Crater - Banyuwangi

Trip of Wonders 2016
23 July - 1 August 2016


1. Ijen Crater

Have you tried hiking a volcano, especially one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes - Ijen Crater. It was one of my best experiences  i was invited to visit and to hike this beautiful but dangerous mountain. I've recorded and edited one video clip of Ijen Mt. Let's check it together.

To be at the top of Ijen you have to hike 3 kilometres  up the hill which is very steep and very dark. The trip started at midnight at the hotel lobby and it took us 2 hours drive  to the base of Ijen and it took us 3  more hours of hiking to the top. I reached the edge of Ijen around 5.30 AM. and I felt very exhausted because of sulfur fumes that hurt my eyes and the smell of it made me breathe very heavily, even though  I was wearing  a 3M mask.

It's about "SULFUR"

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At the edge of Ijen

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2. Lunch by the sea

Banyuwangi is a place where you can find really nice viewpoint very easy. I took this video at the restaurant we stop for lunch on the way to Baluran National Park.

Life Contemplation in Banyuwangi

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3. Baluran National Park

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First thing I remember about this park is its super long entrance. It is about 1.30 hour from the main road by car. The park hosts 444 species of plants and 26 species of mammals, so there are many things to do at this park. For me, I enjoyed walking around and my friend was enjoying water colour painting.
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4. Goat Sate

Goat Sate - very delicious Sate one, you must try

Goat sate eat with rice and soup

Combing mean Goat in Indonesian

There are Goat sate and Chicken sate in this shop
I was very lucky to have chance to hangout with my friends to find the best sate shop in town for dinner. The shop was located in Banyuwangi city, just 10 minutes drive from Santika hotel where we stayed.

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