There is an assumption that Buddhism is rational, modern and liberal in matters of gender, especially in comparison with Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. But is it? I think not. Here’s why. Continue reading
We have spent just over three months in southeast Asia. Here they arguably make the most beautiful and impressive places of buddhist worship, whether they are called wats, payas, temples or pagodas. During these months I couldn’t help but become a bit of a wat connoisseur (or wat snob) myself. Continue reading
I’m an atheist. I believe that when we die it’s lights out, game over. Continue reading
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Finding the right soundtrack for this video was no problem at all. Our stay in Cambodia happened to coincide with the buildup to Pchum Ben Day, or Ancestors’ Day. Continue reading
This is Saron, our tuk tuk driver and guide for 3 days of Angkor temples sightseeing.
I visited Cambodia and the temples of Angkor in the mid to late 90s. I don’t know which exact year – my “timeline” is hazy before it began to be meticulously documented by social media. Any photos I took back then (on actual film and developed the old fashioned way) will be in a box buried deeply in my parents’ shed. Continue reading
Bernd and I were joined in Phnom Penh by my sister Amanda, who I hadn’t seen in almost 2 years. That’s us above, very sweaty in a tuk tuk. We had a great time catching up, sightseeing, swimming in our Airbnb’s rooftop pool and relaxing (we watched the entire series Riviera which we can recommend). Continue reading