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Despite Pashupatinath’s smoke, tourists, and locals charging for photographs, Pashupatinath turned out to be a relaxing and fascinating site. One of Nepal’s holiest Hindu temples, it gave my partner and me a glimpse into Nepal’s religious life
I’ve been in Bali for a month now and though the world I left behind is far away, the emotions that led me here are not. For the last few years, I’ve been living in Beverly Hills and, mostly single-handedly, running my jewelry business, House of Shakti.
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.”