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Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 3 of 3

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia with 0 Comments
Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 3 of 3

Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance performance continues… At this point Rangda re-enters… with two servants (possibly Kalika)… Rangda’s servants don’t look very happy… By now I was very confused and had no real idea who the person with the long hair was – possibly the God Siwa. It is at this point that I think […]

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Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia with 0 Comments
Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

And so the Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance performance continues with the arrival of the Rangda is an evil demon queen (the thing with teeth) that can be seen below sneaking up on one of the servants of Dewi Kunti. Now I am not at all sure where the character below fits in to the […]

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Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 3

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia with 0 Comments
Sahadewa Barong and Kris Dance, Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 3

Any early start this morning and I was on the road with my taxi driver just before 9 am as we had to get to Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance show, which started at 9:30 am. Entry to the Sahadewa Barong And Kris Dance cost 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah (£5 GBP; $7.50 US), and yes it […]

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No shoes – but can you wear socks?

By on April 4, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
No shoes – but can you wear socks?

This is an interesting question….. I have visited many temples, shrines, shops and other buildings on my travels and I often have to take my shoes off before entering such places. I have no problem with that, other than walking around with no shoes on really hurts my feet. After Mandalay Hill (see earlier post […]

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Why does that person have yellow paste on their face?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Why does that person have yellow paste on their face?

That was the question I asked myself my first morning I was in Myanmar (Burma). As I walked out of the hotel I saw a person with what looked like dried yellow paste smeared on both cheeks. At first I thought it was a one off, some one that had left the house too early […]

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Birds in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Birds in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I saw a lot of people selling birds in Yangon (Rangoon) and I am not sure why…. Pets? And I hate to say it… food? I assume pets.. Also, as with most towns and cities there was a big pigeon population… If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using […]

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Knife and fork with that sir? Eating out in Malaysia

By on March 21, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Knife and fork with that sir? Eating out in Malaysia

This evening I ate in The Taiwan Courtyard (小台阁) in the Queensberry Mall and had a vet nice beef with ginger and spring onions dish. One thing I was concerned with in my meal were the ‘wire clippings’ (they reminded me, by looks, of the bits of wire you clip off when wiring a plug), […]

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Thaipusam Hindu Festival, Johor Bahru

By on February 3, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Thaipusam Hindu Festival, Johor Bahru

This week was the Thaipusam Festival, and I went to observe the event at the Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple in Johor Bahru on the Monday evening, and again on Tuesday morning. The devotes walk from the Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple to the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple. It was a truly interesting experience… Festival participant […]

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The Austrians and stacked wood…

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
The Austrians and stacked wood…

What is it about Austrians and stacked wood? I have never seen so much wood stacked outside houses. And it is done so neatly. Wood stacked around a house. Organised stacking. I must admit that this level of organised stacking appeals to me…. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share […]

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Nails in Austria

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Nails in Austria

This is something I’ve not seen before – it’s called Nails. The aim is to knock the nail in to the block of wood. The game is played with two or more players, with each player taking a go to hit their nail. The nail is knocked in to the wood until it stands and […]

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