Music, laughter and a happy celebration blocked the road Lulu and
I were taking in the outskirts of Denpasar
I asked our driver, "What's going on? Whatever it is, it looks like fun."
"Big funeral," he answered. "Want to go?"
For us -- foreigners, at that -- to attend the funeral of a total stranger seemed out of the question.
He persisted. "No, you can go. Big party. Many cremated."
This, it turned out, was not a single funeral but included eight people. Because of the cost of such events, bodies are frequently accumulated for a mass cremation.
This traditional Hindu funeral came to
Because death is the threshold to a happier life, funerals in