One Day in Hue on the Vietnamese Philosophy of Life & Death

Our tour guide was incredible. I am not sure if other guides of similar tours use the same spiel as his, but I thought it was creative, interesting, and unique. We started the day at the ferry terminal, and the tour guide, who also fetched us from our homestay and drove the boat occasionally, started his spiel with philosophical ramblings about life. In the afternoon, after our last destination, the tour guide, still full of energy, ended his spiel with philosophical ramblings about death.

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Finding Inner Peace at the Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat was a something from the history books. Something near, but was quite impossible for me to grasp. Until this moment, I still put on a smile every time I remember Angkor Wat. The National Geographic images and texts did not bring justice to what I felt when I stood there, a mere dust in the constellation of things. As I was walking towards the Angkor Wat temple, despite the many people walking with me, I can hear the eerie silence, the sacred silence of centuries. One day was not enough. I can walk around it every day, if only to find my inner peace. Continue reading “Finding Inner Peace at the Angkor Wat”