The problem with “Mindfulness”

Ive wanted to write about mindfulness for a while now. I want to talk about how it is being portrayed in the West as a therapeutic intervention for everything from chronic stress to depression, anxiety, severe pain, addiction and many more. I’ve always bridled at the movement a little although my rational mind has alwaysContinue reading “The problem with “Mindfulness””

A beautiful day in Yangon

  ( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase) I had a beautiful day today. My mind was cool, calm and happy as I explored the markets and some of the sights. IContinue reading “A beautiful day in Yangon”

“Isn’t it awfull far from home some people live!”

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   I thought I’d combine a book review with a continuation of my travelogue. I’m in what is to me something of a nowhere town.Continue reading ““Isn’t it awfull far from home some people live!””

Practical guide to Angkor Wat

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase) In my last two posts I described the main temples in Amgkor Wat. Yesterday I spent a third day exploring some of the more remote,Continue reading “Practical guide to Angkor Wat”

Ta Prohm and Angkor Thum

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   Today I had the pleasure of visiting Ta Prohm and Angkor Thum. Angkor Thum is the ruins of the ancient capital city of theContinue reading “Ta Prohm and Angkor Thum”

Angkor Wat

I started today by visiting Angkor Wat. What an honour to be here visiting this amazing citadel. I was really pinching myself today. Angkor Wat is just the largest of a whole complex of temples that I am looking forward to exploring in the next few days. Ankwar Wat immediately impresses with its size. IContinue reading “Angkor Wat”

“The past is the past and it’s here to stay”

The above lines from a Nick Cave song have been haunting my mind all day. Here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I have visited both the Tuol Sleng museum of genocidal crimes and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek also 15km from Phnom Penh. This is not the place for a detailed historical reprisal of thatContinue reading ““The past is the past and it’s here to stay””

National museum of Cambodia, Wat Ounalom and The Royal Palace

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   I woke early today and put my trip back on track. By which I simply mean that I accomplished my plans for the day.Continue reading “National museum of Cambodia, Wat Ounalom and The Royal Palace”

Day 2 in Phnom Penh

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   I slept late due to jet lag this morning and my late start upset my plans for the day. Finding the museum and royalContinue reading “Day 2 in Phnom Penh”