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Volume 2: No. 4, October 2005

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Cover of the October 2005 issue
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Wayang shadow puppets are Bali’s most prominent form of theatrical art. The plays are usually based on stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata Hindu epics, and adventure and travel feature strongly in these poetic, historical, and religious tales.

Travelers bring their knowledge and wisdom with them on every journey, but a truly successful traveler will gain knowledge and wisdom from every culture encountered. By studying the language of the host land, a traveler learns to communicate more effectively; by respecting its traditions, he or she becomes welcome in the community. It is much the same for health care professionals. In addressing health disparities, successful health care workers not only educate the people they serve but also learn from them. Gaining valuable knowledge about culture and language helps them serve others in the future.

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