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Chasing the Blue Fire

I've always wanted to step my feet on Ijen Crater, which famous for its blue fire and sulfur mining. Finally that day has come! haha

Ijen Crater is located in Banyuwangi, East Java, the cheapest and my most favorite way to backpack around Java is by taking train. It passed the same route like my previous trip from Rinjani & Bali  to Jakarta, so I'm kind of used to the area, and especially the train :))

'Mutiara Timur Siang' train at Karangasem Train Station. The driver picked us up here
view from the train <3
we stopped by a small food stall on the way to Ijen, here's the view in front of it :)
We arrived at Ijen's campsite around 6pm and started to built the tents. do you see that crescent moon?

the campsite at noon 

How to get there (starts from Jakarta)
  • Take any train to Surabaya, I chose Kertajaya which costs only Rp 50,000
  • Take train to Banyuwangi, I took 'Mutiara Timur Siang' train which costs around Rp 120,000). You can take the cheaper one Sri Tanjung (Rp 50,000). We chose Mutiara Timur Siang for time convenience so we could have more time to rest before the hike.
  • Rent trooper car, Rp 900,000/2 days
  • You can also go to Ijen from Gilimanuk Bali. Take a ferry to Ketapang sea port in Banyuwangi, then you can directly reach Ijen by car 
PS. will post more about Ijen as soon as I have time :D

Photos are taken using Pentax Espio Mini + Fuji Xtra 400


  1. Movement, light and Fuji Xtra! <3 Love the combo!

    1. Fuji Xtra and Kodak Gold are my current favorite! Thanks Kasia :D