Mount Kinabalu: A Walk In The Park

Yes indeed it was – a walk in the park – literally though not figuratively. Mount Kinabalu located just outside Kota Kinabalu, Sabah sits pretty at 4,095m within the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kinabalu National Park. An imposing mountain where spirits of the dead are, according to folklore, said to dwell, Mount Kinabalu is…

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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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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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