IJEN – In the clouds of green & yellow (ebook)


Note : This is an e-book in pdf format, once purchase done, you will be able to download it without limitations from your account page.

Some months ago, Barthelemy Longueville announced the publication on the BOP website of his new travelogue, the story of his last trip in Java, on the slopes of Ijen volcanoe.

Barthelemy release today a new version, giving more space to photography. All the benefit for the sales of this ebook will be redistributed to BOP collective (non profit organisation).

Incipit :

“Rain has just covered the hills with a heavy cold steam fog, almost solid. Villages around are still asleep, smashed by the pressure of the day’s last storms. The pick-up shakes while climbing the final kilometres of the muddy, bumpy track. Grasping the handle above the window, shaking because of the rocks making the so-called road, I still have in mind the slow motion ferry crossing the stretch of sea from Gilimanuk, entering Java from the east. Sweet Indonesian love songs melting like rose candies, families drinking soda, an eye grasping the last lights of west Bali. How many people in Indonesia are also crossing one of these internal boarders? This country is like a huge dashed winding line made of sea channels and pieces of black sand, lush forests and volcanoes.”

A free low resolution BOP travelogue edition can be downloaded here.