When we reached the crater rim and witnessed the smoke belching from deep within the volcano, we agreed that the walk was well worth the effort.
After surviving our encounter with the steaming volcano, we decided to let off a little steam of our own, as shown in the above video.
Our time in Indonesia was punctuated by a variety of quirky sights, some of which are shown above: a random train-car, a group of department store employees clapping and singing before work, a couple of goats enjoying a motorcycle ride, an angry bird and two angry tourists, a fashion show in the middle of a shopping mall, and a fellow (with a cigarette dangling from his lips, of course), selling goldfish to school children through the schoolyard fence.
The massage was especially welcome after our flight experience in Java. Over the past few months, we've seen flight delays for a number of reasons (including this line from a gate agent, "Oh no, the plane is not late. The plane is on time. It is only the pilot who is late."), but Java was the first time we've experienced a delay in take-off for over an hour due solely to a screaming baby. Above is a video taken as we sat on the tarmac during the crying-baby-delay.