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Bali, Indonesia

February 01, 2017

, a small Indonesian island/province situated east of the major island Java,
spans 153km east to west and 112km north to south, with a population density of roughly 750 people per square kilometer.
Approximately 8 degrees off the equator, Bali's hot, humid, and fairly even climate year round is one of the reasons why it is
such a popular tourist destination, both for domestic and international visitors.
Just from 2008 to 2015 foreign visitors have doubled, growing from 2 million to 4 million.
The 2016 arrival numbers estimated 4.2 million international and 7.5 million domestic tourists.
Bali's tourism industry is primarily focused in the south; the main locations of interest are
Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur, Ubud, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Pecatu.
Unlike the rest of Indonesia, which is majority Muslim, most of the 4.2 million Balinese people adhere to Balinese Hinduism.
The religion takes its roots from both Indian Hinduism and Buddhism;
an amalgam in which gods and demigods are worshiped together with Buddhist heroes, the spirits of ancestors, indigenous agricultural deities and sacred places.
Given the significance of the religion in everyday life, its signs can be seen in every corner of the island.

For specifics on activities, hotels, food, and more, I recommend checking out various guides available on TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet as Bali has been written about many times over.
My absolute favourite...
activity: snorkeling,
food: Jimbaran fresh seafood,
bar: Rock Bar,
hotel: tie between W Hotel and Karma Kandara.