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Nyepi – holiday or disaster?

March 13th 2013
Yesterday was a crazy day on Bali. It was Nyepi – Balinese New Year. The day before was the loud festival with ogoh-ogoh stuff, I’ll write about it in my next post. People blocked the streets and were dancing and making the most noise possible before the Silent day. Actually I had no idea what this “holiday” is really like. I started to get it when in the morning I found a list of rules ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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