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A cremation in a village some km outside from Ubud. Before the body of the dead man was set under fire all people went to him a last time and they brought him some offerings for his way. If I understood right the Balinese Hindus beleave that the soul gets free with the fire when the body burns.

I guess that there were about 300 people at that place. Many of them were having conversation, they even made jokes, different from what I know from Europe.

Before the cremation a young guy told me that the dead man was the father of his grandfather and that he was really really old. When I asked how old he said 76 years old!

I saw just on young man crying. He was so sorry. For a moment I thought that I could feel his pain.

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