A Destination Close To Heaven

When my husband and I were contemplating our honeymoon last summer, we developed a case of vacation schizophrenia that pitted our quest for adventure against our desire to recover quietly from our wedding. We decided to try a new hemisphere and, in September, went to Bali, an Indonesian island that accommodates culture vultures as well as idle hedonists. Indonesia is an archipelago made up of more than 13,000 islands, and Bali is a small one sandwiched between Java and Lombok. Unlike most Indonesians, who are Muslim, the Balinese are Hindu. They are also devout: Almost every day, there is some type of religious festival or barong dance that outsiders are welcome to

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