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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Of Friends And Friendships

Friendship. Simply defined in the dictionary as the state of being friends. But to my mind, a word undefinable full of meaning. A word once uttered draws pictures in your mind of hands held, laughters shared, shoulders cried on and a hundred faces, or perhaps just a single one. A word whose meaning is intertwined with…

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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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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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Of Prayer Flags and Bridges

How high and how far do you want your prayers to be carried? For the Buddhists in Bhutan, prayer flags is symbolic of blessings and prayers of compassion, peace, protection, strength and all things good. They are often planted high on tall poles or tall trees so that the winds may lift them high to…

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Ayutthaya – a must do on any Bangkok itinerary

After a heady Friday night in Bangkok, the best thing you can do is to head down to the historic city and UNESCO heritage site of Ayutthaya just 85km north of Bangkok. Situated along the ever-so-important Chao Phraya River, this former capital and seat of the empire of Siam was founded in 1350 and once…

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