Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat is a Hindu ritual by the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. This nightly ceremonies is attended and watched by hundreds of worshipping locals and curious ...
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At Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, you’ll be able to watch the controversial bullfight. This is a huge bullring that can accommodate 25,000 wild spectators of the sport. Wait, is killing animals a sport nowadays? For some people this is a “bloody sport,” while others consider it as a cultural spectacle or an art […]
The statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus in London has been a rendezvous for lovers, friends, drug dealers and paramours for a very long time. But make no mistake, Piccadilly’s famous lights has been existing for more than a century. It is London’s version of New York Times – or the other way around. Piccadilly is […]
The Ganges River in Varanasi is everything to the Hindus who live in the city. They consider it holy but they don’t treat it like one. It’s murky and polluted. For a visitor like me, I see the flowing river crying for help. Strolling along the banks, I saw a lot of things that’s not […]
In Sarnath, Buddha preached his first sermon to his followers. Right after he attained Nirvana under a Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, he traveled to Sarnath to preach. That sermon he gave became the central belief of Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. Today, Sarnath is synonymous to Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. There’s […]
The burning of the dead on the banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the faint-hearted. There’s nothing like this in the world where cremation is done in public view. Locals and tourists can sit and watch the whole ritual from a distance or closer if you’re brave. However, taking photos seem be […]
Sheesh Mahal is inside Amer Fort in Jaipur. It’s a flickering Palace of Mirrors that would delight your experience in the imposing fort. You can’t miss it. Most tourists spend a long time here, taking a hundred selfies. And that means, good luck finding a spot for your own selfie without Neanderthals in the background. […]
Amer Fort or Amber Fort (as the guidebooks name it) literally sits atop a hill in Jaipur. I’d say that Amer Fort looks more marvelous that the Red Forts in Agra and New Delhi. You’ll find every courtyard, palace and room interesting to discover. Though there were some renovations going on when I went there, […]
Jaipur City Palace is your window to royal extravagance of ancient India. The complex is a maze of courtyards, palaces and architectural beauty, ready to blow your mind away. And oh, it’s super pink, too, like the rest of the city. This Palace was used as a royal residence of the Singh family who ruled […]