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Zoroastrian Tower of Silence

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Zoroastrian tower of silence

A Tower of Silence for Dead The Zoroastrian Dhakma or “Tower of Silence” was first noted back in the 9th century but the practice they were used for dates to the 5th century. It was used for excarnation (removal of flesh from a dead body) by vultures. The reason for excarnation to remove dead bodies… Continue reading more »

World’s largest flower the Rafflesia

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
World's largest flower the Rafflesia

It’s known as the world’s largest flower – the Rafflesia Found only in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and The Philippines the world’s largest flower is actually a parasitic plant. The largest Rafflesia’s have been measured as 100 centimeters (39 in) in diameter and weighed up to 10 kilograms (22 lb). The plant had no roots or… Continue reading more »

Bells at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Monday, December 31st, 2018
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Thailand

The bells of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most popular places to visit in North Thailand’s capital of Chiang Mai. Located on top of a nearby hilltop the wat attracts thousands of tourists a year. That’s said I’ve never felt it to be overcrowded. Then again… Continue reading more »

Warlords fortress and graveyard on the Khyber pass in Pakistan

Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Warlords house and graveyard in the Khyber Pass, Pakistan

A warlords fortress like house and grave yard along the Khyber pass This is one many warlords houses turned into fortresses along the infamous Khyber pass in Pakistan which runs to Afghanistan. We are not talking Islamic state nor radical terrorists. This is the house of a man who survives in a lawless dangerous area.… Continue reading more »

Helix Bridge & Marina Bay Sands at night in Singapore

Saturday, December 29th, 2018
Helix bridge and Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore

Night time at the Helix Bridge and Marina Bay Sands Hotel There are several attractions at the promenade in Singapore. For me the Helix bridge was one of them along with the exterior of the impressive Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The Helix bridge was opened in 2010. Pairs of colored letters, namely c and g, along with a and t are… Continue reading more »

Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Penang, Malaysia

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
Nine Emperor Gods Temple (Tow Boo Kong), Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia

Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Penang, Malaysia Throughout my travels in Malaysia I missed out on the Nine Emperor Gods temple on several occasions. Even though I attended the famous Nine Emperor Gods Festival it wasn’t at the actual temple. On one trip to Penang in mainland Malaysia I decided there was no excuse not… Continue reading more »

Convent of Christ, Tomar Portugal

Monday, December 24th, 2018
Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal

Portugal’s hidden past revealed in Tomar I started my overland journey in the west of Portugal and finished on the east of China. In between these end-of-lands is a lot of history. Throughout which many stories link up. Long-term readers may well know of these. Tomar is a legendary place on many accounts. It was… Continue reading more »