Krakatau (Also known as Krakatoa)
is one of the most famous volcanoes in the world. In 1883, the
volcano had a catastrophic eruption that destroyed almost the
entire island, spawned deadly tsunamis and was the loudest sound
in recorded history. The explosion was heard as far away as Rodrigues
Island, about 5000 km away.
Since then, the volcano has
been rebuilding itself and now Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau)
has emerged and has been growing above water since 1927. In November
of 2007, the volcano entered a new phase of activity with frequent
I visited Krakatau and camped
on neighboring Rakata Island, an ideal spot to witness the eruptions.