Archive for Category: "asia"
Is India safe or not? My considered answer is that India is uncomfortable but it is not unsafe. It’s a challenge. India grabs hold of you at the level of the heart, India forces you to have all your senses engaged. You will either love it or hate it but you really should expect to feel both emotions within the space of a day or even an hour
Disclaimer: I’ve been to two Korean weddings. I’m not an expert, but let’s just say I have more knowledge than the average, non-Korean wedding attending population. Here are my dos and don’ts. Follow these and you’ll only make a minimal fool of yourself
Last week, while perusing one of the many travel blogs I follow, I read an article about things you shouldn’t do abroad. It was the usual ‘don’t stay at holed up in your apartment alone,’ ‘don’t spend all your time on the computer,’ ‘don’t come to this experience with too many expectations,’ etc. etc. I thought it was a nice piece, straightforward, predictable, but good content overall.
Walking around a grove of mosaic-flowered chedis, two saffron-robed monks and a raised Bodhi tree garden on my way out of Wat Pho, I swear I’m floating. It’s a blissfully cloudy day (a godsend in Bangkok, consistently ranked one of the top-five hottest cities in the world), and after hours of exploring the temple complex, we’ve just received our first Thai massages here at the country’s headquarters for preserving traditional Thai medicine.
As you may have gathered from my previous article on hippies in Arambol, when I first encountered an organisation called ‘Balanced View,’ I didn’t like them. I still don’t like them to be honest. However, as I set to work on an article about the pitfalls of atheism I realised that there was a contradiction afoot that I must now address