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A quick look at Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA | Thu, 28 May 2015 | By flyingpiglet | Views [613]

“Aryubown” – Sri Lankan greeting meaning ‘long life to you’. I spent a slightly hectic but very interesting five days in Sri Lanka in May. It was my first visit, and I only got a quick feel for what the country is like, ... Read more >

Tags: buddha, buddhist, elephant, sri lanka, temple

Life in a Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery

INDIA | Sun, 19 Apr 2015 | By flyingpiglet | Views [1724]

  I am extremely fortunate to be living and teaching English for 3 and a half months at the Tibetan Buddhist nunnery of Jamyang Choling, near Dharamshala, India. What is life in a nunnery like? First, it’s a very peaceful and tranquil ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, dharamshala, india, jamyang choling, mcleod ganj, nun, nunnery, tibetan

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

INDIA | Fri, 31 May 2013 | By candletree | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Not until the year 2009 I could afford to buy a camera. It led to the discovery that I had a latent passion for photography but financial restrictions didn't allow me to pursue it as a profession. However, there was a deep sense of discontentment and ... Read more >
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Tags: buddhism, buddhist, india, jammu_&_kashmir, ladakh, little bolor

Trekking to Inle Lake

MYANMAR | Thu, 10 Jan 2013 | By aimonaput | Views [1868]

We meet at Kalaw's improvised gas station, although no gas is needed for this 3-day trip through isolated villages and gentle slopes of east Myanmar. A 50-year old expert in green turban and sporty tightened lungi skirt folded above his knees is ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, burma, inle lake, kalaw, myanmar, trekking


THAILAND | Wed, 30 May 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [842]

After a 10 hour train journey from Ayuttaya, I'm beginning understand why train journeys in Thailand are so much slower by train than by road. There's seems to be a never ending stream of unscheduled stops, broken down train parts and invisible items ... Read more >

Tags: bicycle tour, buddha, buddhist, sukhothai, temple complex, temples, thailand, train, unesco

Yogjakarta and Prambanan

INDONESIA | Fri, 18 May 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1158]

I'm done with Borobudur and get the driver to take me to backpacker haven of Jalan Sosrowijayan, close to Yogjakarta Train Station. It doesn't take long to find a hostel and not much longer for a tout at the hostel spotting fresh meat. He talks to ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, hindu, indonesia, prambanan, scams, temples, unesco, yogjakarta

Steps to enlightment in Borobudur

INDONESIA | Tue, 15 May 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [797]

I have to get up real early at 0600 to get my 0750 train to Yogjakarta, my transit point to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borabadur. The Indonesians have figured out a way to squeeze even more money out of the rich (assumed) foreigners by offering ... Read more >

Tags: borobadur, buddhist, hindu, indonesia, temple, unesco


INDIA | Mon, 12 Mar 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1678]

Dehradun is the state capital of Uttarakhand. A city housing many important institutions of the country. Forest Research Institute (FRI), Survey of India, Wildlife Institute and Rashtriya Indian Military Academy (RIMA) are all based here. The RIMA ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, clock, dehradun, monastery, tibet, tibetan

Bangkok: 'Bastion of wholesome tourism'

THAILAND | Thu, 5 May 2011 | By gem_sky | Views [1447]

Two bits of advice for people visiting Bangkok.. one, have the name and address of your hotel written down in Thai for the taxi driver.. they don't do english! And two, never get in a tuk tuk without an oxygen mask. The pollution is scary. Though not ... Read more >

Tags: accupressure, bangkok, buddhist, monks, pollution, reclining buddha, study, taxi drivers, tuktuk, zero tolerance

To the bat cave!

INDIA | Fri, 10 Sep 2010 | By noflyzone | Views [572]

Northern Maharashta is renowned for it's ancient temples, excavated from natural hillside caves.  We saw both of the principal sites, to wit: Ellora cluster and Ajanta cluster.  Ajanta was first, all Buddhist and chiefly Mayahana.  A horseshoe shaped ... Read more >

Tags: bats, buddhist, caves, fort, hindu, litter, monkeys, tandoori, touts

Scarred Beauties, Sacred Memories.

THAILAND | Sat, 8 May 2010 | By lisamorrison | Views [975]

Once the two most prosperous cities in Siam (Thailand), Sukhothai and Ayuthaya exist today as minor civilisations and a tribute to their violent history in the form of crumbling ruins that sweep their respective landscapes, like scars on an otherwise ... Read more >

Tags: ayuthaya, buddhist, ruins, sukhothai, temples, war

Sopping Wet for Songkran!

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 24 Apr 2010 | By lisamorrison | Views [1041]

Songkran is Thailand’s most celebrated festival – the passing of the traditional Thai New Year. Even though Thais now celebrate New Year on December 31 st , the astrological calendar is still recognized and is a public holiday. Beginning on the 11 th ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, culture, new year, water


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