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    Stromboli: That One Time I Saw A Volcano Erupting

    I have to admit, seeing a volcano erupt before my eyes was never on my bucket list, but it happened. It was only afterwards that I realised how awesome it was. Stromboli was not the actual destination, and the Aeolian Islands weren’t even part of the plan. I would definitely recommend a short visit though. I’m not sure what I imagined a volcano to look like but it was probably close to the images of volcanoes I had seen in dinosaur cartoons, where the mountain is a perfect cone shape. There would be tangerine streams of lava trickling down the sides and angry puffs of ash spurting from the crater.…