What strange ways we find pleasure in life.
The early start, the wittering of tour groups and the haranguing of the wannabe guides seemed like a distant memory as the four of us sat alone atop the world and gazed at one of South East Asia's most alluring natural wonders.
Disillusioned by societies languid, apathetic faces reflected in an iPhone screen these days? Then visit Yogyakarta.
As our planet turned to face its star, the valley turned to rust, chalk white clouds caressed its body forever and up towards Bromo, the primary colours of morning lit the trail of mist like stardust around the forest floor.