Nyepi takes some people by surprise, especially tourists. Who can blame them, one minute its monsters being wheeled down the street in a party atmosphere, the next everything is pitch black and no one can go out.
Beth H. (looks like a young Hillary Clinton) was unprepared for Nyepi, but had a good time in the dark with the other people at her hotel.
One of my annual buys is a family pack of candles, which provide enough light and can be placed where you want. One of the best parts of Nyepi for me is no motorbikes. Sitting on my porch and not hearing vehicle noise was fabulous. Makes me think how great a place Bali must of been before motorbikes were introduced.