Posted on 21. Jul, 2013 by wander2nowhere.
Ramadhan is the fasting month for the Muslims; a time of spiritual reflection and increased devotion. It is almost like Lent for the Catholics but more severely practiced and observed. For about a month (29 to 30 days), the Muslims are supposed to fast from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. If you are […]
Posted on 21. Jun, 2013 by wander2nowhere.
Dear U, If Thailand is the land of smile, then Myanmar is the land of piety. Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda) is one of the holiest sites in Myanmar. Like most religious sites, only men are allowed to go near the rock. While the men could touch the rock and many put golden stickers on it, […]
Posted on 28. Oct, 2012 by wander2nowhere.
Do not confused Taoism (Daoism) with Buddhism. Although for the non-initiated it’s hard to tell where one starts and the other ends. The founder of Taoism is Laozi, and his teachings – the Tao Te Ching – have a profound influence in Chinese culture. So the contemporary Chinese cultural practices are the result of centuries […]
Posted on 20. Oct, 2012 by wander2nowhere.
Taiwan is one of the most fascinating countries in Asia. The discerning travellers come here for the colourful culture, glorious food and breathtaking nature. Tainan, the oldest city, is famous for its temples. So this is one of the best place to see a temple festival. One afternoon, my friend asked to meet at a street corner […]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2012 by wander2nowhere.
Dear U, Wandering the streets of Taiwan you’ll be stunned by the elaborated entrance of the temples. This one was taken on a side street at Danshui, near Taipei city. The 2 brightly painted figures are the “Door Gods”. They guard the door to keep the people inside safe from evil spirits or ghosts. And […]
Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by wander2nowhere.
Nothing compares to the heavenly sensation of getting a massage after a long day of sight-seeing, trekking, walking, etc. One of the many pleasures of travelling in South East Asia – the affordable massages. For example, a 1-hour full body massage in Siem Reap will only set you back between $5-$10, and a relaxing foot […]
Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by wander2nowhere.
One of my most terrifying experiences, on par with jumping off a cliff and being mugged, is riding on the back of a motorbike as it zigzag at breakneck speed through Hanoi’s congested traffic. If you’ve never tried it, then put it in your bucket list. When travelling in Southeast Asia, you’ll encounter many unconventional […]
Posted on 03. Aug, 2012 by wander2nowhere.
The 3rd largest island in the world, Borneo is as exotic a destination as it comes. The dense and unexplored rainforest jungles (one of the oldest in the world, along with the Amazon rainforest), the many National Parks, tropical beaches, and the native tribes who still cling on to their traditional way of life, all […]
Posted on 14. Jun, 2012 by wander2nowhere.
Looking out the bus window at the choking traffic as the bus crawls into Phnom Penh I feel a sense of unease. After travelling in Cambodia in smaller towns and villages where I enjoyed the peace and tranquillity for about a month, the hassle and bustle of the capital is overwhelming. Getting off the bus and […]
Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 by wander2nowhere.
Dear U, The immaculately clear water laps languidly on the white sandy beach, the sky is threatening rain as some menacing dark clouds inch closer to my paradise. Today is my second day on Koh Rong island a.k.a. Monkey island (about an hour boat ride away from the Cambodia coastal town of Sihanoukville), I have […]