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“We’re Getting Married Tomorrow…At a (Thai) Buddhist Temple”

Imagine if one day your parents turned to you and said: “We’re getting married tomorrow…at a Buddhist temple.” Now imagine that you’re in Thailand when they said that… Welcome to my life! Let me explain…my parents have always been a wee bit non traditional. That resulted in quite a unique upbringing for myself, going way […]

Asia 2010 Bhutan


During our days in Bhumtang, Bhutan, Sither, our guide, thought it might be interesting for us to visit a local monastery which housed hundreds of young monks studying their Buddhist scriptures. Every afternoon, they study by having a public “debate” on scriptural issues. Monks debating in a language I couldn’t understand? Sounded interesting enough! As […]