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To try to surmise the Kumbh Mela in a short article is both impossible and unfair – there simply is not enough space. With that in mind I will keep it simple.
I’m sitting in an open-air safari Jeep in the middle of a vast, grassy plain, drinking hot ginger tea while watching three herds of wild elephants play, eat, and mate. I’m in the Matale district of Central Province, Sri Lanka (near the famous Sigiriya rock fortress) and while I’ve seen plenty of wild elephants in Kenya and Ghana, I’ve never been this close to them!
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.”