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The Pink Lotus at the Palace–Sacred Flowers, Thailand

We meander around the Grand Palace of Thailand admiring the ornate temples and buildings that were once places of worship and home to the King.  At every turn, I see urn planters, filled with water, to float the beautiful lotus flowers of spiritual significance.  Here, the pink lotus is in full bloom, as only happens… Continue reading The Pink Lotus at the Palace–Sacred Flowers, Thailand

Sunset Over the Mekong. A beautiful place to linger. #nature, #meditation

  For people all over the world, sunset is a time of gathering in places that offer beautiful distance views at the end of the day.  Here, at Luang Prabang, Laos, locals and tourists climb the 328 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for an overlook of the city, or the rivers.  The overlook… Continue reading Sunset Over the Mekong. A beautiful place to linger. #nature, #meditation

Guests of the Grand Palace–Explore and Discover, Thailand

The Grand Palace of Thailand is a royal complex of ceremonial halls, temples, and buildings that stand tribute to the city of Bangkok.  From 1782 to 1932, the palace was home to kings, staff, servants, elephants, and government offices.  Today, the king no longer rules Thailand–but serves as a beloved figurehead.   The Grand Palace… Continue reading Guests of the Grand Palace–Explore and Discover, Thailand

Life at the Water Village, Cambodia is education for the the heart. Connecting people via travel or pen pal schools inspires future generations to make a difference towards fresh water for all. #WorldWaterDay, #globaleducation, #teachSDGs

  This is a water village on Lake Tonle sap in Cambodia.   The green netting in this photograph encloses a fish farm.  Here, families tend the nets and harvest the fish for their own consumption or to sell to purchase clothes, boat supplies, food or goods from the village store.   The wooden houses are… Continue reading Life at the Water Village, Cambodia is education for the the heart. Connecting people via travel or pen pal schools inspires future generations to make a difference towards fresh water for all. #WorldWaterDay, #globaleducation, #teachSDGs