Last Saturday, on the 28th of December 2013, 10,000 monks gathered in Changklan road, not far from Chiang Mai’s walled town, in Northern Thailand, for a mass alms-giving ceremony. Alms-giving plays an important role in the Buddhist tradition of Thailand. By offering food to the monks, not only are Thai people supporting Buddhism, but – based on the Buddhist doctrine, they’re also making merits, whereas merits contribute to attract good luck and spiritual growth. Read More
It was a pleasant flight from Mumbai to Singapore. The Qantas staff was great, the food delicious, and the book I was reading (‘The White Tiger’, by Aravind Adiga) very entertaining.
We arrived in the afternoon and had to catch another flight, this time to Bangkok, the day after, around lunchtime.
Some friends and Facebook followers had told us that Singapore Changi airport was a great place to hang out and sleep, with computers, videogames, free wi-fi, shower facilities and rest areas with chairs that could be made into beds (or something like that 🙂 ). Therefore – and also because it was just one night, we decided not to look for accommodation in town. Instead, we thought, we would sleep at the airport. Read More