In search of Nepal’s Living Goddess – the Kumari

Kumari Hands

The Kumaris of Nepal: virgin girls that are living goddesses This is my story in searching, understanding and uncovering the Kumari of Nepal. I’ve been writing about the Kumari for over 10 years now. To understand it all a little better I suggest one should know who or what the living goddess known as the Kumari …

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Islam’s mean face in The Philippines

The Qur

Islam in The Philippines is slightly different to Islam elsewhere … same as any other religion really … Islam makes world headlines every other day with many a negative headline. Then again so does the Catholic church. One headlines with terrorism, the other with child abuse. And, in both cases its the minority that’s giving …

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Finding Buddha in Davao, the Lon Wa Temple or Hua Temple

The Shaolin Temple in Davao City, The Philippines

One called this place the Long Hua temple another called it the Lon Wa temple. It’s not that hard to write a guide book based on facts, but still they fail. The name outside is the Shaolin Kung Fu Temple. The taxi and jeepney guys just call it the Chinese temple. This is what got me …

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Dealing with the religious divide when traveling overseas

Mosque in Brooke

Dealing with Religion when traveling As I have traveled & lived through countries with the  main religions throughout the world I’ve notice little written about the two subjects. Travel & religion. Is there a need? Or is it one of those subjects that people really don’t like to ask, nor talk about? It is after all one …

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