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Byaduk lava caves

On the way from the Grampians to the coast, we stopped at the Byaduk lava caves about 20km south of Hamilton. The caves resulted from lava flowing from Mount Napier that cooled and solidified on the surface. When the lava ceased to flow underneath about 30,000 years ago, the hollow caves were left behind and eventually the thin surface crumbled and opened them up. There are two different sets of tubes of which the first one is easily accessible. It is a bit slippery on the way down, so solid footwear (and of course a torchlight) are a good idea.

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Kuala Lumpur – Batu Caves + delicious food

On our way to Indonesia, we met halfway in Kuala Lumpur and had a day there. In the late morning, we took the subway to the Batu Caves, a collection of natural limestone caves that house several Hindu temples just 30 minutes north of the city centre. The entrance of the caves line two massive statues, a green Hanuman and the world’s tallest statue of Lord Murugan being 42.7m high. The stairs are quite steep all the way up, but there are lots of monkeys that entertain you and try to steal your food. On the way down, there is

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