Soma Gompa Temisgang Monastery
Tamil Nadu is famous for its many temples and architecture. I was fortunate to see several of them in various towns, namely Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Thanjavur, Madurai and Rameswaram. Whilst the architecture is similar, each temple had its own unique features.
Puri is a small seaside town in Odisha that is a popular holiday retreat for local Indian tourists. A stroll along the beach on a Sunday afternoon had a great carnival feel lots of bathing in the sea (fully clothed
Rajgir is a small town in Bihar about 2 hours by bus from Bodhgaya. I was a little apprehensive about going there as Bihar has quite a bad reputation; it is known for being unsafe, particularly for women, lawless with
I left Delhi feeling the need for a bit of calm and zen; not two words that readily come to mind when thinking about India. Visiting some of the famous Buddhist sites seemed like a good place to start. I
How do you prove what religion you were raised to someone you just met? A Christian can wear a cross, although anyone could do this relatively easily. A Muslim woman can wear a Hijab, but not all do. A Jewish
Distressed. Helpless. Filthy. Nauseous. This is how I felt in Varanasi, one of the holiest and most revered places in India. Wandering along the ghats, I observed the rituals. A man placed a cup in the Ganges, pulled it out
Khajuraho is famous for its World Heritage Site carvings, and specifically for the erotica and kama sutra positions that have been carefully etched into its walls. However for me, this is not what makes Khajuraho’s temples memorable, for me its
Navratri is a Hindu festival that means 9 nights and is a celebration of the Goddess Durga as Autumn begins (at least in very simplistic terms). For me growing up in Australia, Navratri was the time of year we gathered
Gwalior is one of the towns that not many tourists go through. This makes it a fantastic town to visit. It is quiet, the locals all go about their business, not too disturbed by the strange looking woman walking around.