In Penang's Lorong Burma, a Thai and Burmese temple face each other, each holding court with their own history and splendor. Dhammikarama (Burmese) has a giant standing Buddha, Wat Chaiyamangalaram (Thai) has one of the longest reclining Buddhas in the world. I didn't grow up going to temples, thus the massive figures, ornate details, and [...]
This is how I wrapped up 2018 and welcomed 2019.
Closed November and welcomed December in one of our favorite towns - La Union, the North's surfing capital. But boards and waves weren't on our agenda on this trip - instead, we enjoyed a little respite and learned some new things at Nature's Healing Home, a meditation, yoga, and healing center found in a sprawling [...]