Everywhere you looked there were fields rolling off and fading in to the distance.
The perfect number to travel with.
The colors were more vibrant and stark than any picture could do justice.
The volcano was too active, emitting endless puffs of smoke, to walk around the crater's rim.
We borrowed this flag from our new friends from Bangkok, who we met at the sunrise view
Shoutout and immense gratitude to UW for this study abroad adventure.
The man in the blue on the motorcycle rode up to me, handed his towel and shower bucket to the kid next to him, and said "picture picture, ready...action!" as he posed with a big smile.
Some of the incredibly kind and sweet boys we met in the Sempel village.
Our wonderful guide for Mt. Ijen
Gas masks were necessary to protect us from the acidic sulfuric gases emitting from the volcano.
Sadly, I didn't get a great picture of this
Adis chopped up a piece of the sulfuric rock to give each of us a small chunk to take away.
The incredible miners of Ijen making the dangerous and physically grueling hike up with nearly 200lbs worth of sulfur on their shoulders.
On the way down Mt. Ijen we were finally able to see the beautiful natural surroundings that was covered in darkness on the way up.
It was a cloudy stormy day, but luckily that didn't stop us from enjoying the beach.
For a detailed account of my trip to Indonesia please click here