“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS

Layer after layer of intricate sculpture — this is what the temples of Belur and Halebidu in Southern India offer. While I have seen the great temples of Angkor in … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

Of Nature and Temples: Chikmagalur, Belur and Halebidu

Part of going around the state of Karnataka involves a nature escape. We’ve considered many places to go to, most of which were out of state, including Ooty, Kodaikanal and … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Side Trip to the Chitradurga Fort

We started our Sunday with a short visit to the Tungabhadra Dam, a few kilometers away from the town of Hospet. Our vehicle was parked at the base of the … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Temples and Ruins in Ayutthaya

I was feeling a little bit hungry by the time we finished visiting Bang Pa-In. I honestly thought that we could find some decent place to eat outside the palace … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Bangkok Temples (Part 2)

This is the second portion of my post on Bangkok temples. If you missed the first part, please click here. Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace Entrance Fee: 500 … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Bangkok Temples (Part 1)

Being the Thailand’s capital, Bangkok gets more than its fair share of magnificent temples.  I’ve gone to a lot of temples over the years, and I believe that this city … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 13 Comments

Ngong Ping 360

To tell you honestly, I’m not a fan a big cities. Sure, I like how efficient their transportation systems are and how pedestrian-friendly their sidewalks can get, but I don’t … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: GROWTH

The growth of the huge trees led to the destruction of the temples in Ta Phrom, Cambodia — some things just stand stronger than others!

August 4, 2012 · 3 Comments

Oh Borobudur!

Before embarking on this trip to Java, I did a little research on the main attractions of Jakarta and Jogja. Being world heritage sites, Prambanan and Borobudur were instantly on … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 9 Comments

Candi Prambanan

Just half an hour drive from the city proper of Jogja lies the Prambanan temple. Renowned for its beauty, foreigners and locals alike flock this temple – the overwhelming number … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 6 Comments