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Thaipusam Festival Kuala Lumpur

We didn’t plan it, we just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Thaipusam is a once-a-year Hindu religious festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is one of the most spectacular, unusual, and awe-inspiring religious festivals in the world. You may think of Malaysia as a Muslim country but in reality, …

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Bhutan and the Sacred Phallus

Bhutan and the Bhutanese have a thing about the phallus. They are penis obsessed and you’ll see large, lurid, male members artistically depicted on houses throughout Bhutan. One village, in particular, Sopsoka, near Punakha town and adjacent to Chimi Lhakhang, is famous for its penis art along with the fertility temple. This temple is also …

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Things To Do in Kanchanaburi

When most people think of Thailand, sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, snorkelling, temples, and tropical fish come to mind. Kanchanaburi offers something different. It is steeped in contemporary history, whilst also offering a place to just relax on the River Kwai and explore the surrounding countryside.  This post is about things to do in …

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Swayambhunath. (The #1 Must-See Temple in Kathmandu)

The Swayambhunath Stupa, an icon of Nepal, is an ancient religious structure on a hilltop in the Kathmandu Valley.  It stands about 3 kilometers west of Kathmandu City and is a must-see for anyone thinking of going to Nepal.  This has to be the most famous and beautiful temple in Kathmandu. The Monkey Temple or …

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