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Courtyard in the dorms

Buddha Pillows and Dukkha

December 11th 2005
Nearly a year ago, I read an article in the Sunday Times travel section entitled “Holidays that will change your life”. In it were featured mainly pampering spa-type holidays. But one stood out: a ten day silent retreat in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand. My RTW trip was only a vague idea back then and I was open to suggestions. Something about it grabbed me and I decided to book my flights s ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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