Tag Archives: Buddhist

A Monk’s Cremation

My experience of cremation ceremonies in the past has been limited to loved ones dying, and the resulting ceremony tends to be an understated affair, characterised by dark colours and sombreness. Not so in Thai culture. Monks are treated with … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is by far the most touristy place I have been yet. I thought Hanoi was full of foreigners but it is at least balanced by hundreds more locals living in the city. In contrast, Luang Prabang seemed to … Continue reading

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