The Afterlife And Fear

This post was sparked by something I saw on social media….. a person asking if others believed in ‘an afterlife’ and if they were afraid to die. I didn’t do a precise count but it […]

Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chorm Temple

I ran across this temple in the middle of Siem Reap on our first jaunt around town. It sits at the edge of a small park and across the street from the Royal Residence (not […]

When Ideology Trumps Humanity

No, this isn’t a dig at 45. Well, not directly, at least. And while politics certainly factor into this (with some current situations being obvious retreads), it’s really about something far greater than politics. I […]

Thean Hou Temple

This Chinese Buddhist temple is dedicated to the goddess Thean Hou, protectress of fishermen, sailors and others whose lives are dependent on the ocean. She is the deified form of the purported historical Lin Mo or Lin Moniang, a Hokkien shamaness whose life […]

Campuhan Ridge Walk, Bali

So you’ve spent a few days walking around the central Bali town of Ubud, checking out the various shops and eateries, enjoyed a traditional dance show or two, had a day or more touring around […]


Natural Beauty For The Outdoor Enthusiast