Drop your Angkor, weigh your thoughts…

The House of The Rising Sun (2013)

Cambodia, a perplexing place - one day you're watching the sunrise over the "8th wonder of the world". The next, you're standing in the middle of the killing fields shocked by the evil humans are capable of. After a month on the beaches of Goa I can handle sightseeing again. So we fly to the… Continue reading Drop your Angkor, weigh your thoughts…

KL: The Second Coming

Flags of the New Regime (2013)

It's been 6 years since I was last in KL, but that was a honeymoon and sightseeing weren't exactly a priority, so we're back for another look... One thing we missed on our last visit (much to the disappointment of the missus) was a trip up the Petronas Twin Towers. So we book ourselves in… Continue reading KL: The Second Coming

These Buddhists might be onto something…

My trips to Big Buddha and the A-Ma Temple got me thinking about this Buddhist teaching I came across a few years ago. It's the only one I know, but to me it makes perfect sense. Don't believe anything simply because you have heard it. Don't believe anything simply because it's spoken by many. Don't… Continue reading These Buddhists might be onto something…

The Wisdom of the “Fool”

The Fool on the Hill (2013)

  Visiting Big Buddha* reminded me of that old Beatles tune - The Fool on the Hill**. Not because he's a fool, but because people don't seem to be taking much notice of him. In a place where Buddhism is the most popular religion, I find it ironic that there's so much consumerism going on.… Continue reading The Wisdom of the “Fool”