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A Spiritual Safari:
The Fabled Makindu Gurdwara of Kenya
The gurdwara's fabled ambiance of peace and bliss, tranquil setting and historic significance makes this a ‘must’ on road trips to Mombasa.
Bangkok's Chatuchak Market T. SHER SINGH
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012: Chaos and confusion are the hallmarks of the streets and markets of Bangkok. The same goes for its most famous fair ... but those are the very ingredients that make it so much fun.
Have Bicycle & 21 Rupees
During his travels, people showed support for Raghbir Singh by ringing a bell he had made out of spent bullet casings, used in the Vietnam War.
Luck of The Irish T. SHER SINGH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012: I knew he must be originally from Carlow County, because somebody had told me within months after I left high school that I spoke English with a thick Carlow brogue!
In the Blue Mosque T. SHER SINGH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012: I observed a ritual all around us: a touch of the cork on the wrist, and then offered to others beside you. Rubbed between the hands until the aroma filled the air.
Positano T. SHER SINGH
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012: “It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”
Right & Wrong T. SHER SINGH
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012: You can buy a replica of a 3-storied mansion, made of paper and wood ... You burn it as part of a religious ceremony, and the building gets transported as a real mansion to the distant heavens.
Thomas Hardy's Egdon Heath T. SHER SINGH
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012: Which way is the heath, I asked him. Egdon Heath? He dusted his hands, wiped them on his apron, and said, “Let’s go. I’ll show ye around.”
Borneo T. SHER SINGH
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012: Amazing, isn’t it? You yearn all your life for things slick and smart and perfect, and when you find them, you tire of them so quickly!
A Slice of Paradise T. SHER SINGH
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012: No motels. No coffee shops. Not even a Tim Horton’s. No cafes. No souvenir shops. No gas stations. No traffic lights. And nobody rushing to get anywhere.