On Sundays And Everyday Yawn’s The Word

The problem with me is lack of discipline. No, I am not a naughty girl with wiry hair that climbs up trees or walks in the door with muddy shoes and needs a beating. Well, yes, I might be that, but that’s not what I am referring to. I have no discipline when it comes…

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Nusa Lembongan: The Devil Cries Here

It is true. The Devil does cry. And sometimes when he does, he sends you rainbows. On the islands of Nusa Lembongan at Devil’s Tears, exploding waves against its limestone cliffs can cause such a boom that the local folks have aptly named it the Devil. As the waves crash on this rocky outcrop close to…

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Yangon: A Question of Faith

It’s true I often relate some of my travel stories to faith and religion. That’s partly because I spent a large part of 2016 on a Buddhist trail over Asia rediscovering the faith of my childhood. I was brought up the Buddhist way, but as a young adult, I theorized it away as a mere…

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Ta Prohm: Nature’s Masterpiece

Whether you have half-a-day or a week in Angkor, you must visit Ta Prohm within the Angkor Thom quadrangle. Having been intentionally left in its natural state as that when uncovered, Ta Prohm is testament to the continuous struggle between man and nature. Originally built in the 12th century in rich Bayon-style by King Jayavarman…

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Angkor Wat & Bayon: Re-Cycling Ancient History

If only such timelessness applied to emotions, which are as permanent or as fleeting, as certain or as unpredictable as the ever-changing luminescence of its owners. But that is what being human is – for nothing is permanent, except the present moment. And at that moment I was smiling and at peace. The first time…

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Hoi An: A Place For Dialling Back

Vietnam’s answer to fast-paced development, traffic madness and growing number of high rises in cities such as Saigon is Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. A former trading port, Hoi An boasts of some of the finest and well-preserved buildings dating back to the 15th century, displaying architectural influences of both…

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