Washington DC is the state capital of United States and thus a very important political place in the world. Other than its political importance the city is well known for its beauty and tourist resorts. The city offers you many beautiful places to visit that are totally free of cost. Some museums and parks charge only minimally and thus provide you with a good opportunity to relax and enjoy. The most famous of the landmarks in Washington is the statue of liberty. This tall white statue ...Read the rest of this entry »
What comes to mind when you think of Luang Prabang? Temples perhaps? Maybe beautiful boulevards and streets filled with trees, scattered colonial buildings and monasteries? Or even a laid back atmosphere and attitude? How about an image of charming Buddhist history and heritage? You'll get all that and more once you step into this fascinating city, err town.
Just so you know, Luang Prabang is a UNESCO Heritage Town. And it isn't surprising. All those elements mentioned earlier ...Read the rest of this entry »
After looking at a monk, have you ever wondered about the ordination process these guys went through when they were younger? Most boys in Thailand have entered monastic life at least once in their lives. It is almost mandatory because the belief is that his mother will go to heaven because of it. The coronation process is lively and certainly colorful, if not a bit intimidating for the boy.
First comes the head shaving ceremony. Yes, this is a big deal. How would you feel if you have ...Read the rest of this entry »
Where are you thinking of heading this Christmas travel season?
The usual place? Well, if its been a tough year or a banner year
for you you may want to either get away, away or celebrate with
an atypical but exciting venue this year. Is it warm and exotic
that will get you ready for 2006 or overseas for unique holiday
shopping to lift you spirits? Interested in landing somehwere
where you won't even hear a single Christmas carole?
Take a peak at these suggestions.
Care for a Mexican Christmas? ...Read the rest of this entry »
Most travel stories are of the happy-go-lucky variety. Every
once in a while, however, one visits a place that evidences the
vicious, dark side of mankind. Khmer Rouge Prison 21, known as
Tuol Seng, is one such place. It is a stark reminder of the
cruelties humanity can visit upon itself.
In 1962, the high school of Ponhea Yat was opened in the center
of Phnom Pehn. The school consists of three buildings in a
horseshoe layout with each building having three stories. In the
1970s, ...Read the rest of this entry »
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So, you're coming to Thailand! That must be exciting for you. And must we say: good choice. You'll get your daily mix of culture, heritage, modernity, people, food, mountains and beaches. That's right, beaches! And not just any beaches'islands. Thailand is known to have some of the world's best. And you cannot beat the country's largest, Phuket. Head on down for some fun in the sun and bask in an island known for blue oceans, sandy beaches, fine resorts and yes, some culture ...Read the rest of this entry »
good example can be college students from India who examine in USA and subsequently take up a job there and settle down. It's then quite potential, for folks, friends and family to visit them. There is usually some amount of local weather change between these two countries. Extra importantly, with such long time taken in flight, individuals have a very good chance of falling sick. Even in any other case, the food and habitat being so completely different in another country, one can ...Read the rest of this entry »
By far the most important and well-know of Thailand's
holidays and festivals is Songkran, the Thai New Year. This takes place from the 13th to 16th of April but preparations begin earlier. In the preceding days, people clean their houses and burn any garbage to be sure that nothing bad remains from the old year to be carried forward into the new bringing bad luck.On New Year's Day, everyone will go to the local monastery bearing food gifts for the monks. A long table is set up with the monks' ...Read the rest of this entry »
Of all the cuisines of Indochina
, Myanmar's has been most influenced by its neighbour to the west, India. It has also been influenced by China on its north-eastern border and by Thailand to the southeast. At the same time, it has its own distinct indigenous dishes.Along Myanmar's long coastal area, seafood predominates. Inland, meat and poultry are more prevalent, although here too river fish and freshwater shrimp are widely used. Those who are Buddhist do not eat beef and Myanmar's Muslim ...Read the rest of this entry »