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Recent Articles #1

A Buddhist Ceremony Inside a Barn
Asia

A Buddhist Ceremony Inside a Barn

Filed in South Korea by on September 6, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1775

Having a Buddhist ceremony does not have to be conducted inside a temple.  In fact this ceremony was conducted inside a barn on a farm on the outskirts of Pyeongtaek.  Why in a barn you might ask? Dhammakitti is a very loved and well-known Sri Lankan Buddhist monk in South Korea.  During these ceremonies, everyone […]

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Recent Articles #2

Celebrating American Independence Day in Korea
4th of July

Celebrating American Independence Day in Korea

Filed in Asia, Korea, South Korea by on July 10, 2014 1 Comment • views: 1279

Not always the easiest thing to do or as grand as in America but if you have access to the U.S. military bases or can get someone to sign you on, they are quite fun with traditional activities and food.  This year, I decided to check out Camp Casey’s festivities in Dongducheon since it was […]

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NGO Showcases Photos from Ghana in Seoul
Africa

NGO Showcases Photos from Ghana in Seoul

Filed in South Korea by on July 3, 2014 4 Comments • views: 1159

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to attend a photo exhibit displayed by an NGO registered in Korea.  Good Schools for Africa is an non-profit organization that provides life-skills training, safe drinking water, sanitation and excellent leadership programs to children and adults in Africa.  100% of your donations go directly to fund these projects.

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Bongwansa Temple Ceremony on Korean Memorial Day
Asia

Bongwansa Temple Ceremony on Korean Memorial Day

Filed in South Korea by on July 2, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1227

This religious ceremony takes place every year in Seoul on a mountain top above Seoul’s most popular nightlife.   The Buddhist belief of this ceremony is to soothe the souls of the dead and lead them to be reborn in the Pure Land.  This tour was lectured by David Mason who is Korea’s foreign expert […]

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A Traditional Sri Lankan Sports Day in South Korea
Asia

A Traditional Sri Lankan Sports Day in South Korea

Filed in South Korea by on June 26, 2014 0 Comments • views: 765

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend a traditional Sri Lankan sports day hosted by the Sri Lanka Students Association.  It was so traditional that it reminded me of my sports day in Colombo in 1988 or 1989.  While the games kept all of us busy, the traditional chicken curry made by the Ambassador’s […]

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Horton Plains: A magical place in the clouds views: 1778

Visiting Horton Plains If you plan on visiting Sri Lanka, make sure you put Horton Plains in your schedule.  This unusual place is not to be missed.  I have personally been here 5 times and always look forward to going back.  One can never get tired of its exotic breathtaking scenery. Getting There It’s just […]

Havanna on a Budget: How to save money in Cuba views: 1195

  Cuba was always a beach-filled, retro dream for me. Sipping daiquiris by the pool, twirling in full, vintage skirts on the cobblestone streets, and rocking my cat-eye sunglasses from the passenger side of some 1950’s hot rod was a recurring vision in my travel head—and once I’d stepped into Havana it didn’t disappoint. But […]

Sunsets Over the Pacific: Lima views: 1816

On my last night in Lima, I wanted to have a very special evening.   I asked my hostel Nomade Backpackers where the best sunset was.  They said the Marriott.  I was able to make my way up to the second floor to catch one of the most beautiful sunsets I had ever seen.

How to do the Maldives on a Budget views: 1547

Budgeting Maldives and Still Have an Island Getaway Budgeting Maldives is possible if you follow these tips.  If you’re looking for an island getaway for your next vacation, there’s no better place than the Maldives! This collection of more than a thousand coral islands in the Indian Ocean is absolutely stunning.  They offer fantastic diving, […]

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