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Temple Roof

The roof of a temple that we passed while driving from Kaoshiung to Kenting in the southern part of Taiwan. (Click photo for larger view.)

There Are Cemeteries. And Then There Are Cemeteries

… like the Père Lachaise in Paris where Jim Morrison is interred, the Jewish cemetery in Crakow, Westminster Abbey or the Komarovo in St Petersberg. Okunoin in Japan is one of those special places. Centuries old, it holds the ashes of famous emperors, shoguns, samurai and poets. Sprawling into the […]

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3 Taiwanese Rituals Explained

One of the reasons we love to travel is to learn about other cultures and traditions. Even though I’m familiar with Judeo-Christian rituals, I  could not imagine what worshippers were doing in the Dianji Temple in Keelung, Taiwan. Outside the temple, I watched people put stacks of paper, folded, one […]

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Looking Is the Key to Finding a Truer Self

Some people came upon Nasruddin one night crawling around on his hands and knees under a lamppost. “What are you looking for?” they asked him. “I’ve lost the key to my house,” he replied. They all got down to help him look, but after a fruitless time of searching, someone […]

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