Category Archives: Religion

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wednesday, March 3, we cruised into Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) shortly after sunrise.  Turns out the port is pretty far away from the city itself; and, although we met the guide for our private tour a bit past 09:00, we … Continue reading

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Semarang, Java, Indonesia

Today, we woke up approaching Semarang, the capital of Central Java.  It has been clear both yesterday and today that we have left Bali, where Hinduism is the predominant religion, and moved into the Muslim dominated rest of Indonesia.  We … Continue reading

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A Day in Kedungu

The tiny village in which our villa sits is Kedungu, which is also the name of the beach at the end of the lane that passes through the village.  This morning, after a breakfast of yummy banana crepes, the six … Continue reading

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Is Green a Good Color for Me?

I was asked the significance of the green sarongs the guys were wearing in some of the photos in yesterday’s post.  When you go into a temple, you have to be appropriately attired.  You need to cover a certain amount … Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here

March 22nd, Friday:  The rest of our party arrived yesterday afternoon and evening after varying lengths of agonizing travel to get here.  It’s good to be together. After drinks, visiting and dinner here at the villa, we all headed to … Continue reading

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Corfu: Walking-Day Three

Perhaps I shouldn’t give us credit for Monday, June 18th, as a walking day but we are taking a rather liberal approach to “walking” and, so, in it goes! Monday was our second full day in Pelekas at the Hotel … Continue reading

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Perugia

Michael didn’t sleep well last night but still he was up for an excursion over to Perugia for the day. The day was bright but very brisk.  We arrived about 10 a.m. and drove directly to our favorite butcher shop … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas Day: December 6th

As we entered the dining room for breakfast at the Munich City Hilton, we were each given a large foil-covered chocolate St. Nicholas.  Turns out that in Germany, December 6th is St. Nicholas’s Day.  Who knew?  Not me, obviously. I … Continue reading

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Of Rats and Other Rodents

Today, Monday, March 6, we bade goodbye to Bikaner and headed sort of south to Nagaur.  But, lest you think it was straight shot down the highway, let me tell you that we had the most interesting and disturbing diversion. … Continue reading

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Women in Black

Not all women in black are terrorists.  

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