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Dreaming of Bali - The sounds of Indonesia
Welcome back to Gadling's newest series, Dreaming of Bali. Visiting the exotic Indonesian island of Bali is truly a feast for the senses. First time visitors and expats alike frequently remark on this island's rich tapestry of exotic stimuli: the brilliant orange glow of a sunset as it slides gently into the sea; the wafting scent of kerosene and crushed chilis at a roadside food stall; the soft vibration of a gong as it's struck in a temple. These are sensory experiences that bury themselves in your subconscious, sticking in your mind long after your return from a journey - they are ultimately the impressions that help to crystallize our understanding of our travels.
Sitting on the beach at dusk, listening to waves crash on the beach - a symphony of frogs croak at the onset of dark:
A group of musicians practices their Gamelan performance at a temple in Ubud:
Most of Indonesia, with the exception of Bali, is muslim. Here's the afternoon call to prayer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: