Java, Indonesia

The volcanic crater lake of Kawah Ijen, on the island of Java, Indonesia.  Everyday, Indonesian miners carry 60-90kg of sulphur on their backs in bamboo baskets. The trip takes four hours, and they are only paid 100,000 rupiah ($10US).

About the Photographer

Brien Silver is a world traveler and teacher from Texas. He is currently teaching English in Thailand. You can check out tales of his travels on his blog  Sabai Jai Yen.

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  1. Awesome to see people I both know coming together over seas! Safe travels and adventures my friends.

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