Buddhapadipa Temple

I was wandering around Wimbledon (London, UK) and came across this incredible temple. It was like being in Thailand in the middle of England. The good thing was that I didn't have to fly all the way to Southeast Asia to contemplate this beautiful building - just hop on the London underground! Wat Buddhapadipa or... Continue Reading →

Lost in the Caves

Visiting Batu Cave is a must. when you're in Malaysia. It is very close to Kuala Lumpur, and easily done as a day-trip from there.  These limestone caves harbour Hindu temples where murals of mythic scenes gleam behind stalactites, bats flutter in the shadows, and troops of monkeys prey on hapless tourists. The caves are guarded... Continue Reading →

Konnichiwa Kyoto!

  Kyoto is a beautiful city in Japan. While the rest of Japan has adopted modernity, the old ways are hanging on in Kyoto. There are said to be over 1000 Buddhist temples here. You will find masterpieces of religious architecture. I first thought that Kyoto was a tiny village where I would be able... Continue Reading →

Yo Tokyo!

Tokyo is a megalopolis. It is one of the most exciting cities, regardless of when you visit. It is a very challenging place to visit: the language barrier, the cultural differences, and the ever present possibility off getting lost; yet all this makes it very interesting.  Although most people think it's a very expensive place... Continue Reading →

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