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Day 20: Insects and Games

The insects are wily in Cambodia. Like seasoned celebrities, they’re usually pretty, they move fast and are difficult to photograph!

I saw a stick insect this morning on the way to the shower, it was long and thin, fluttery (like it had leaves stuck to it) and seriously gorgeous. 1,403 more words


Day 6: The Countryside

Technically, it’s winter in Cambodia. In theory, this results in a slightly higher chance of rain (it’s been too dry so far, affecting the rice crops) and a temperature drop to about 25-35 degrees Celcius. 920 more words


Sri Lanka: Radical Buddhist groups join forces

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A hard-line Buddhist monk from Myanmar known for his anti-Muslim stance said his movement will join hands with a like-minded Sri Lankan group to “protect” Buddhists, whom he called an endangered world minority.

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Why you don't ask a Buddhist Monk to dinner & other random stories

This week has been my last week in Phnom Penh. Despite only being in Phnom Penh for several weeks, it has been a surprisingly emotional time saying goodbye to everyone. 886 more words


The Circle of Life

When I was in high school, I became fascinated by the idea of reincarnation. I convinced myself that I was an old soul, and that was why it seemed as though I never had much in common with other children my age and instead interacted more with adults. 426 more words

Friday photo: Thiksey

Just back from a quick trip to Ladakh for review a fabulous new luxury camp – watch out for it in print soon.

So, this Friday, a photo from my one of my favourite Ladakh monasteries – Thiskey. 25 more words

Friday Photo