Tag Archives: Monks

My Iconic Travel Moments – Part One, Up Until 2010

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]

Friday Photo – Buddhist Monks, Luang Prabang, Laos

LP can be one of the most spiritual places on earth, but is also increasingly on the radar of large touristic groups. I have been twice in 2010 & 2015, with the five year gap making a huge difference in the number of visitors, especially from China. Peace & tranquility is still on offer however […]

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – L for Luang Prabang

I have visited the chilled small city in Laos on two occasions, the first time with Hamish in 2010 and again with Mrs Wilbur in 2015. Easily the most spiritual city I have visited (especially the first time), here are a few highlights. The Mekong One of the world’s great rivers flows through Luang Prabang. […]

Friday Photo – Monk Alms Collecting, Luang Prabang, Laos

Love You, Luang Prabang

So, having just returned from my favourite LP, was it as good as the first time? My first visit was a nine-day sojourn in February 2010. My travel buddy Hamish and I arrived in LP via the overnight train from Bangkok, followed by a ten-hour bus ride from the Laos capital of Vientiane. So struck […]

Present Alms

I will write more about my return to Luang Prabang and the differences that I have found in the six years since my last visit after I return home and contemplate some more. This daybreak I arose early for the daily custom of monks receiving alms from well wishers. We managed to find a place […]

My Iconic Travel Moments

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]