Kawah Ijen - Chelsea Johnson @chelseashellyoga
Climbing Kawah Ijen: Deep in the heart of Java, Indonesia, you'll find a hidden wonder that you can't see anywhere else in the world; a sulphur mine where you can witness "the blue flame." I made the journey all the way from Bali to Banyuwangi, and then onto Java, just to witness this world wonder.
First, we geared up: scarves, jackets, gloves, headlamps, and oh yes, GAS MASKS. We began climbing up the mountainside to the large crater at the top. In the darkness the stars were like little diamonds, so beautiful my neck hurt the following day from staring up.