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Impressive temples & Buddhist blessings

THAILAND | Thu, 16 Mar 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [490]

As I told you in an earlier blog post, inside the wall in Chiang Mai is full of temples, lots and lots of temples. So we made a day out of exploring them. The Temples or Wat's, all require modest dress so shoulders must be covered, nothing with a low ... Read more >

Tags: blessings, buddha, chiang mai, culture, monks, temples, walking

Alms for the monks

LAOS | Fri, 1 Jan 2016 | By sweetcheeks03 | Views [255]

5 am comes very early when you are determined to stay up till 12. Still on California time I stayed up even later, adrenaline and lack of sleepiness keeping me wide awake, but I was not about to miss the next day's events. We awoke before the morning ... Read more >

Tags: alms, laos, mekong river, monks, morning market, silk worms, sunrise

Reunion, Muay Thai, Hidden Temple, Jungle Farming, Sticky Waterfall, Police Station, Elephant Mud B

THAILAND | Thu, 22 Oct 2015 | By lhartleyiii | Views [395]

I write this as we are headed south on a 15 hour day train ending our wonderful 2+ weeks in Chiang Mai and North Thailand.  Chiang Mai is a beautiful place and during our time there we were certainly tested, but with a little help from new friends ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, chiang mai, elephants, monks

Unmarried in Kandy (and Other Stories)

SRI LANKA | Tue, 25 Aug 2015 | By lindsaylauren | Views [596]

Our last few days in Kandy were a flurry of pineapples and processions. One evening, a local family – Kolitha, Deepthi, Chamodi, and Dilumi – hosted me for a cooking lesson and dinner. Their home sat next to a flooded rice paddie, ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, culinary travel, food, hill country, monks, sri lanka, temple, temple of the tooth, world nomads, world travel

Taking Breakfast to the Monks

SRI LANKA | Fri, 14 Aug 2015 | By lindsaylauren | Views [678]

One morning in Kandy, we woke up very early – so early, the city’s many stray dogs were still sleeping, and the roads were not yet crowded with tuk tuks. We climbed into the van, and held on carefully to the containers of well-wrapped dishes ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, culinary travel, food, hill country, holy, monks, sri lanka, temple, world nomads, world travel

Laos After Dark

LAOS | Tue, 31 Mar 2015 | By wtarmstrong | Views [409]

I’ve been mispronouncing Laos my entire life. It wasn’t until I started researching the country as a possible destination for this trip that I learned, it’s Laos like Cow, not Laos like Mouse. Turns out there were many things I didn’... Read more >

Tags: bridge, elephants, food, french, laos, luang prabang, mekong, monks, temples

Steamy walking in Yangon

MYANMAR | Tue, 9 Dec 2014 | By kamzam | Views [364]

I missed being in Asia, having spent most of my recent travels on the other side of the ocean it was so nice to come back here. As soon as you land at the airport the humidity hits, the smells surround you and you find yourself in a completely different ... Read more >

Tags: asia, burma, monks, myanmar, rangoon, yangon

Yak Butter Tea

CHINA | Thu, 9 Oct 2014 | By adaptive | Views [330] | Comments [2]

Yesterday was eventful. After waking up a bit nauseas and with a headache I got to have a "western breakfast" that Fabian and Santiago made for us. But it still tasted Chinese because of the oil the locals have that they used to cook the eggs with. It ... Read more >

Tags: butter tea, litang, monks

This is who we are...(Monks)

INDIA | Wed, 3 Jul 2013 | By colorblind | Views [278]

This was actually a business trip, but i took my camera along. Like, wherever i go outside Delhi, i just put my camera in the bag.  It was business cum pleasure trip. I was Excited before the trip because i so wanted to click Monks, but i could't ... Read more >

Tags: bus, monks, road, trekking

A Monk From the Future

CHINA | Fri, 17 May 2013 | By moresbbb | Views [11807]

As I sit in a vegetarian restaurant in the Tibetan district of Chengdu, chewing on particularly tasty chunk of imitation lamb, I observe a Tibetan monk on the table opposite, thumbing messages in to his smart phone with one hand, lips moving silently ... Read more >

Tags: chengdu, china, monks, temples

Two travel books inspired by Tibetans in exile

INDIA | Thu, 25 Apr 2013 | By flyingpiglet | Views [866]

In 2010 and 2012 I spent three months (that's the longest visa I could get)  teaching English as a volunteer at Tibet Charity in Dharamshala, India. My students were mostly Tibetans.  Dharamshala is a community dominated by Tibetans in exile, ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, dharamsala, dharamshala, library, monkeys, monks, teaching, tibet, yeti

Photos: Nepal

NEPAL | Mon, 7 Nov 2011 | By coquetboy | Photo Gallery


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Tags: kathmandu, lumbini, monks, nepal, sarangkot

Captivatingly Spectacular Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Thu, 26 May 2011 | By mpreece7 | Views [604]

Siem Reap has captivated me. I had a feeling it would, after all “OMG, I LOVED it there!” was a common response when I told other travelers where I was going. I can’t even tell you how long this quiet city has been on my MUST SEE list. I’m a sucker for ... Read more >

Tags: angkor wat, buddhism, cambodia, love, monks, siem reap

Punat, Croatia

CROATIA | Mon, 23 May 2011 | By cleolouise | Views [316]

      A two-headed pickled lamb floating in a mysteriously murky colored liquid and a traditionally-garbed monk, sitting blissfully in the shade, are certainly not sights one has the privilege of seeing everyday. However, in Punat, this is standard ... Read more >

Tags: croatia, monastery, monks

Bangkok: 'Bastion of wholesome tourism'

THAILAND | Thu, 5 May 2011 | By gem_sky | Views [1282]

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

Lost in Bhutan - Day 5

BHUTAN | Mon, 27 Dec 2010 | By iamdat | Views [820]

Day 5 – Dec 8 2010 This morning we woke up at 5.30 for a crane shoot again. Like in an operation, Jason and I slowly and secretly went a long way around to sneak close to the flock of cranes in the centre of the wetland. Afterwards, ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, dzong, monastery, monks, mountains, nature, travel, tree, trekking

Lost in Bhutan - Day 3

BHUTAN | Sun, 26 Dec 2010 | By iamdat | Views [909]

Day 3 – Dec 6 2010 In the morning I went across some early shops which sell various items. After walking around, we ended at the Clock Tower of Thimphu. It is noticeable that everywhere in Bhutan has a religious imprint. I spotted ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, buddhism, dzong, fortress, landscape, monks, paro, prayer flags

Lost in Bhutan - Day 2

BHUTAN | Sun, 26 Dec 2010 | By iamdat | Views [917]

Day 2 – Dec 5 2010 7.00 am – I didn’t sleep much, thanks to the dogs barking all night outside the hotel. It’s quite strange that you can see dogs almost everywhere around here. Anyway, a walk around the hotel shows me an interesting ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, buddhism, dzong, fortress, landscape, monks, paro, prayer flags

Lost in Bhutan - Day 1

BHUTAN | Sat, 25 Dec 2010 | By iamdat | Views [1203]

Day 1 – Dec 4 2010 7.15 am – I was just in time for the flight from Bangkok to Paro. Only halfway through the flight did I meet Mr. Jason Edwards and Mr. Simon Monk. We got to know each other and enjoyed the landscape outside the window. Far away, ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, buddhism, dzong, fortress, landscape, monks, paro, prayer flags

My Photo scholarship 2010 entry

MYANMAR | Fri, 27 Aug 2010 | By dvlazar | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I ventured to Myanmar (Burma) in February 2010 for three weeks, with an ambition to capture some portraits of monks in their environments. I sought out monasteries and temples in various cities and towns in the hope to meet some monks, and learn more ... Read more >
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Tags: #2010wnphoto, burma, monks, myanmar, travel photography scholarship 2010

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