On The Steep Steps Of Enlightenment?

Our main reason for coming west to Java from Bali was my long standing wish to visit Borobudur, Buddhism’s largest temple. My fascination with the world’s religious structures is in stark contrast and at surprising odds with my atheism, and though I don’t adhere or subscribe to any of these institution’s beliefs, traditions and fairytales,…

Some Things Do Last Forever

Rising strong and proud above the distant dusty plains and Jodhpur’s blue roofs below, Mehrangarh Fort is the epitome of permanence. The ruler who built the fort, Jodha of Mandore, knew how to build!¬†For almost 600 years, enormous immovable exteriors protected the delicate palaces, passageways and chambers within, and it is at once colossal and…