Articles By: jess0205
Earlier this summer, I had my first extended stay in Italy, where I traveled with a tour group. Although I prefer finding landmarks and absorbing them myself, I appreciated visiting parts of Italy that many do not usually reach. There is so much foot traffic in Rome, Venice, and Florence, and I think the fact that I ran into the same classmate in Rome and Venice a few days later really proves that point.
Bali may at first seem a generic vacation island with only miles of beaches to offer, but it actually bursts with a unique culture stemming from its Hindu roots and indigenous beliefs carried over from South and Southeast Asia. The eclectic religious beliefs in Bali color its fascinating culture. Religion is an integral part of Balinese life, so much so that Bali is known as the “Island of the Gods.”