A Buddhist Sunday – Lions, Snakes and Dragons

Along most temples in Asia, you will find strong animals to protect the site. Sometimes there is one on each corner of the building, but more common there is a pair guarding the entrance, and in some cases snaking along the sides of the stairs. They can be out of stone or metal, and can be…

And then to Ottawa

You cannot really visit a new country and not visit its capital city, certainly not when it’s only a 2 hour train ride away. When in Ottawa, a visit to Parliament Hill can hardly be avoided. The impressive buildings of Canada’s democracy are clearly inspired by Westminster in London. Unfortunately, when we visited, most of…

Statues in Kathmandu

No matter where you turn, around every corner there are Buddhas, Hindu gods, and more… out of stone or wood. There is no escaping them.