Mt Merapi is our local volcano. About a week or so ago we took a little drive up into the mountains to see it up close and personal. It was amazing! Sure enough the thing was smoking like a chimney. I believe the last eruption was '04 or '06, so we should be good for a bit... :)
Anyway it is about a 45 min drive up our other dormant volcano to reach the base of Mt Merapi. Here are some pics you might enjoy.