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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Mount Tankuban Perahu Crater in West Java, Indonesia

A clear view of the Crater at Mount Tankuban Perahu in the Bandung, West Java/Indonesia area.
This is a 2,076 m high volcano or 6,811 feet.
Tankuban Perahu, which is Sundanese and means Upturned-Boat.
One of Indonesia's 76 active volcanoes out of a total of 147!
From the city of Bandung in West Java/Indonesia, we started on May 11, 1983 with a visit to the mushroom project in Parongpong, near Lembang.
From there, we went up to Mount Tankuban Perahu and Crater
This was after lunch and clouds already are pulling in...
This is better, showing the 1830 m or 6003.9 ft
Now, let's climb up to the crater...
Quite a sight!
Always bubbling and steaming such a volcano...
Ugly hot soup!
In the above photos where we posed for the 1830 m sign, Pieter is already clutching his 'gift', which I purchased at this souvenir shop...
A hairy monkey, carved from a young coconut!
Cleverly the 'hair' being left on the coconut!
You probably know brushes made from coconut or mats.
When we left, it had started raining and luckily our guides/hosts had umbrellas on hand.
No, Pieter is NOT holding that bucket, it is just standing there...

One minute video from above: Gunung Tangkuban Perahu di lihat dari atas

Previous post:
Sikidang Crater Dieng Plateau Indonesia | from where we worked 6 days a week...

28 comments:

  1. Dearest Mariette,
    great and interesting pictures, thank you!
    Happy weekend ahead,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Thank you and this is indeed not the daily activity for most...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. bellissime foto,buona giornata!

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  3. Wow, I've only ever seen volcanoes on TV documentaries. That must have been amazing. Though I can state unequivocally that I would NOT want to live in the vicinity of an active one. LOL. People do, I know. I guess it's the same as living on a fault line, really.

    That monkey carving is terrific, the person who did it was quite talented, IMO!

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Well, as throughout history, people always have continued to live in danger zones. There have been evacuations at times of eruption warnings in Central Java but other than that, it never bothered us.
      We loved and still love that artful monkey carving!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Another great sight-seeing tour, Mariette. Thank you!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Well, for us it was all job related and not a tourist sight-seeing tour.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. The crater is an amazing sight Mariette, a bit scary too, bubbling away all the time! Your hairy monkey sculpture made me smile, so cute 😉

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Yes, those craters do demand a lot of respect of the forces of Mother Nature!
      The monkey sculpture is so well done, had to buy it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hello Mariette, How fascinating to be able to look directly into a volcano. One thing I've noticed about your Indonesian photos is the natural branches used everywhere for fencing and protection. I hope it is strong; it certainly is better than the chain-link they would have used in the U.S. When I first came to Taiwan, a lot of scaffolding and informal structures used bamboo poles. Now I see them less often, but they are still around.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      It sure was fascinating and we did this more than once at different volcanoes.
      Oh sure, the bamboo scaffolding we have seen many times in Indonesia but we have not been there lately so it might be changing too. Sure, natural things are less disturbing in the environment.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      No, not at the time we were there but the other volcano at the Dieng Plateau where we drove up to work in the morning, at times it smelled a bit like sulphur. Not dangerous but you could tell!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. A una altura considerable han subido para contemplar los volcanes. Lástima que la lluvia apareciera en el peor momento.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Oh, cada tarde llueve en los trópicos, esa es la razón por la que es tan exuberante allí! Pero disfrutamos viendo el cráter antes de que se derramase.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and it is all closer to your nooks than to ours...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Amazing photos, especially the first one. I like the coconut.

    God bless, Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and it sure is an amazing view to be looking inside such a huge crater.
      That coconut was so well done and so real looking, I had to get it!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. That must have been a thrill! The fencing doesn't look too sturdy - can you imagine that over here, no way! I've not been to Java but have seen other interesting volcanoes - especially on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, where there are more than 300 and 29 are active!!!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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    1. Dearest Mary,
      Any crater is a great sight, provided you're not afraid of heights and such.
      You mention the Russian volcanoes of Kamchatka, they are indeed a large group of around 160 (not 300...) on the peninsula in Siberia and very tall ones! If one looks at the stratovolcanoes in Alaska, which is nearby, that ring seems to continue. Just like the Indonesian ring of fire.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Dear Mariette,

    in which year has been this pictures made?

    Bernhard

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    1. Dearest Bernhard,
      Those two monkey pictures got made in March this year...
      I've never seen any dates in your postings; it's about the subject.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. I feel sure that was an interesting visit.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      It indeed was and a good introduction to the island of Java before living and working there!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Bella la scimmia.
    Serena e buona settimana a te.

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Sì, quella scimmia era troppo carina per non averla!
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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