Category Archives: Culture

Swimming Thru Ancient Temples (A Holiday in Cambodia)

We arrived in Siem Reap Cambodia late in the evening and hopped into a tuk-tuk for a ride to the hotel. A Cambodian tuk-tuk is reminiscent of a covered rickshaw but with the runner replaced by a motorcycle and the carriage … Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah (Expat Week #083)

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself. ~Ella Maillart Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings. ~Hodding Carter During … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Awakening (Expat Week #081)

I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God. … Continue reading

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The Source: Bodh Gaya (Expat Week #080)

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. ~Buddha   For more than a year, I have … Continue reading

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A Vertical Slice of Indian Life (Expat Week #079)

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends. ~Maya Angelou During my 2nd to … Continue reading

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My Coffee Shop (Expat Week #077)

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. ~Cheers Theme Song   Apart from my home and my office, the single place I have spent most of my time in India has … Continue reading

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Chai Wallah (Expat Week #068)

When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka #1 – Sigiryia & Gal Vihara (Expat Week #066)

I am Lord Sangapala I wrote this song We spoke But they did not answer Those ladies of the Mountain They did not give us The twitch of an eye-lid. ~Unknown In Kathmandu, I climbed a set of 365 steps … Continue reading

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K2 (Expat Week #059)

We are not human beings having spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin My second day of car touring in Kathmandu took in sites a bit further away than the previous days, further enough such … Continue reading

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Kathmandu (expat week #058)

I think I’m going to Katmandu. That’s really, really where I’m going to. If I ever get out of here, That’s what I’m gonna do. K-k-k-k-k-k Katmandu. I think that’s really where I’m going to. If I ever get out … Continue reading

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