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15 03, 2014

Reflections on my first visit to a Hindu shrine: The Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur

By | March 15th, 2014|Malaysia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

The three great mysteries: air to a bird, water to a fish, mankind to himself. [ Hindu Proverb ] Malaysia's Batu Caves are one of the largest, most popular Hindu shrines [...]

30 11, 2013

5 must-sees in Cape Town

By | November 30th, 2013|Africa, South Africa, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Cape Town is a vibrant and exciting multicultural destination. Offering unique experiences for backpackers through to luxury travelers, the city – named the World Design Capital 2014 - is packed [...]

6 10, 2013

Reflections on visiting South Africa’s Apartheid Museum

By | October 6th, 2013|Africa, Human Rights, South Africa, Travel Tips|0 Comments

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedoms of others.”[ Nelson Mandela ]We spent our final [...]

11 08, 2013

A journey beyond Angkor: The temple of Beng Mealea

By | August 11th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

"Hey! Mistah!" the high-pitched voice called out, echoing dramatically through the stone chamber. "Ex-cooose mee!" it called out again. Suddenly a skinny little boy, probably not more than ten years [...]

7 08, 2013

The Temples of Angkor — Banteay Kdei

By | August 7th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Deciding which temples to visit at Angkor is difficult. After all, to explore the entire complex completely, you need at least three days! We took two and a half days [...]

29 07, 2013

The Temples of Angkor – Ta Prohm

By | July 29th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|1 Comment

When most people think of Angkor Wat, they usually picture crumbling stone temples with tree roots snaking their way around ornate doorways.But if you noticed, those images were conspicuously absent [...]

22 07, 2013

The Temples of Angkor — Angkor Thom & Bayon

By | July 22nd, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Although Cambodia's Temple of Bayon is quite overshadowed by the majestic Angkor Wat, it nonetheless is steeped in a grandeur of its own. Bayon actually turned out to be one of [...]

18 07, 2013

Why you should visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia

By | July 18th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|4 Comments

If I had a bucket list, one of the only things left on it at the beginning of this year would have been to visit Cambodia's Angkor Wat. Well, in [...]

8 07, 2013

Learn about Buddhism in Thailand and visit the Wats of Bangkok

By | July 8th, 2013|Thailand, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Before I moved to Asia in 2012, I had never set foot inside a Buddhist temple, let alone visited a majority Buddhist country. In January, I visited my first Buddhist [...]

2 07, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Worth the stopover in Abu Dhabi

By | July 2nd, 2013|Middle East, Travel Tips, United Arab Emirates (UAE)|0 Comments

On our way home from Jordan, we decided to take an extended stopover in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to allow ourselves time to rest and debrief from what had [...]