Vipassana “Silent Meditation” in Lumbini (The Birthplace of Buddha)

I had heard about Vipassana a few months before coming to Nepal and I have to admit I was not the least bit interested. Mainly because the only thing I knew about it was that you can’t speak or look at anyone for 10 days. “I’m already a quiet person, so what’s this going to […]

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Egyptian Food Favorites

Our favorite restaurant in Cairo was GAD. We also saw they had one in Giza near the pyramids too. Their menu was extensive and dirt cheap, anywhere from $1-$2 for a complete meal and drink. A staple food item on the streets was macaroni with tomato sauce and dried onions. Everything was delicious and simple. Delicious […]

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The Great Pyramids of Giza

I finally made it to the epicenter of the ancient world! What people don’t realize is that the pyramids are backed up right next to the city and are not in the middle of the desert like most people think. Many philosophers and archaeologists have their own opinions as to what they were used for, […]

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Cairo Egyptian Museum

Ancient Egypt was one of the greatest dynasties on Earth. Deciphering their hieroglyphics is like trying to read a page out of a sorcerer’s handbook. These artifacts are thousands of years old and depict a time when spirituality ruled our planet. Unlike todays  capitalistic mindset, they worshipped the sun, moon and looked to the stars for […]

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Thanaka cream

Burmese Skin Care Thanaka cream is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark. It is used by the women of Burma for cosmetic beauty and skin care for acne, whitening and a natural sunscreen. The paste is made by grinding the bark of a Thanaka root on a slate slab with water. First you rub […]

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