Tales of Phayartaung – the monastery

Tales of Phayartaung – the monastery

Phayartaung is a hidden place where happiness is plenty and smiles come easily. This is one of those places that you would assume exists only in dreams, or in another dimension. A place where one can easily forget about the rest of the world and immerse in a flow of happiness and experience a low-pace [...]

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Discovering Kuala Lumpur – Frim and Crown Shyness

Discovering Kuala Lumpur – Frim and Crown Shyness

Kuala Lumpur is known by its magnificent towers and the modern landscape, but it is surrounded by great parks where one can experience some taste of tropical forests. Today I visited one of these places, Frim - Forest Research Institute Malaysia. This is a research area, a man made forest, established in 1920. The complex [...]

Almsgiving – giver and receiver are one in this Buddhist ancient tradition

Almsgiving – giver and receiver are one in this Buddhist ancient tradition

The sun is rising over Samkar lake. The temperature is a bit chilly on the top of the hill, where the monastery sits and some fog covers the mountains. It is possible to hear children playing, talking, and studying… They are out and about and have been awake since 4:30. Their day begins when is [...]

Singapore – love at first sight

Singapore – love at first sight

I've never really wanted to visit Singapore, as big cities are not really my thing. But, recently I had to go there to solve some Visa issue and I have to admit that the city was a pleasant surprise. It is green🌳🌿🍃🍀 Every time I've pictured Singapore in my mind, it would come the images [...]

Writing tool

For those who have to write longs texts such as thesis or maybe for someone out there who is writing a book, Scrivener is a great tool (I have payed for it and I'm not sponsored, in case you are wondering). I used it to write my thesis and it helped me to organize my [...]

Finding Zen in Vietnam

Finding Zen in Vietnam

When I decided to go to South East Asia, one thing that I wanted was to learn about Buddhism, however, some people advised me that I wouldn’t find places to join in Vietnam, my first stop. So, I visited pagodas all over the country but always just as a tourist. And it wasn’t until I [...]

On the move again

So, due to some weird thing that happened to me in Cambodia, I've decided to change country before planned. Now heading to Thailand. This will be my third time using Giant Ibis and it has been reliable and comfortable. Not the cheapest option amongst the busses companies, but it has been serving me well. Let's [...]