Hanna Butler, the winner of World Nomads 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship, travelled to Southeast Asia to immerse herself in the local culture and write about her experiences.
In Bali, Indonesia, a simple afternoon drive took an interesting turn when Hanna came across a traditional Balinese cremation ceremony for a local priest in the middle of a sports oval. After assurance from her local guide, Hanna got up close and personal to see a raw, open ritual for the departed that was every part a celebration.
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