Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trip to Banyuwangi - Ijen Crater

The next day, we woke up real early. The frigging cold bath didn’t even matters; we got into our hiking gears and excited to go!

Mas Agus picked us up. Mbak Syifa handed us under his responsibility because she believes that Mas Agus is the king of the mountains. Oh yes, he is! He climbed up numerous of mountains nationwide, and I bet he could hike up Ijen in blindfolded.

We climbed up 2368m in 2 and a half hour. yeah!! 

On your mark… get set… GO!
Go! go! cayok!
The sulfur carrier. This is half way through the creater, at the balai penimbangan.
This is at the balai penimbangan sulfur. These men can carry up to 100kg of sulfur on their back down the mountain. They get Rp1000 for every kilogram. It is so sad... especially when I saw an old man sitting at the side of the hiking track, taking out his water tumbler and mixed it with a sachet of Enerjoss powder (energy drink something like RedBull). It is tearing me to know how much effort they have to take to earn that very little money for living, and even worse, they have to jeopardize their health and take the energy drink which is the major factor for most kidney failure cases :'(

Ya Allah berkatilah hidup mereka,
murahkanlah rezeki mereka,
permudahkanlah urusan mereka.

Continue walking...
The fluffy clouds
Subhanallah, the breath taking view on the way to the top
Girl power!
Ada sikit2 macam Teletubbies Land?
Spot me!!
Reaching the top
This is it!!! Kawah Ijen
Yay, we've made it girls!!!
Ada signal! boleh check in foursquare
Men carrying blocks of sulfur from below the crater, up to the top, and down the 2368m mountain.
pinggir kawah Ijen
Wish Zuffy were here...
On the way down, lapar... POpMie time!

At the other side of the mountain, this is the man made sulfuric water fall. Was built hundreds of years ago by the Dutch.
Kite naik 4WD tu..

1 comment:

Dewi Aja said...

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