It was the first day of June. I remember how I woke up staring at the ceiling. One hour passed and I was still looking up at the ceiling, feeling weak & helpless. My whole body was aching and I just unable to drag my body out from the bed. I couldn’t stop wondering why am I [...]
Toledo is a unique city in the history of Spain. This former capital of the Spainish Empire, just 70km South of Madrid, was once a place where Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures flourished and coexisted. I regretted for staying only for a night here. The extensive cultural and architectural heritage make this city a [...]
During one of my flight to KL, I happen to read this article in the inflight magazine Travel 3Sixty about the Thaipusam Festival held in Penang. If you like to know more about the origin of Thaipusam, or curious about what the devotees are doing during the procession, you can click on the link below. [...]
Sometimes, I wonder why I travel and what I travel for. I’m not a travel writer. I’m not particular interested in history. I never look forward to meet new friends in new places. Neither am I a religious person. Most of the time, I find myself more like an observer, just happen to be there, [...]
“I love the description of Gothic churches before the printed word, that they were the bibles of the poor.” ~ John McGahern Retable of the Cathedral, a magnificent Gothic altarpiece. All five panels of the retable depict different themes – The Nativity, The Ascension, Crucifixion of Christ, life and passion of Christ.
In Spain, low budget accommodations are called Hostal or Pensión. They are usually private own apartments for rental or family-run businesses. If you are budget conscious but don’t want to share the room with others like staying in a hostel, hostal is a right option. It’s inexpensive and you can enjoy some peace and privacy. [...]
我开始怀念起马德里的秋天。什么碧云天，黄叶地！什么秋色连波，波上寒烟翠！自古以来，秋天总是可以轻易地让人有感而发。那淡淡的，悠悠的，瑟瑟的，也不知道该怎么说。就是不怎么样，也能使人的心情添加一点黯然，却也能让人感觉舒服。我没事干，就在这样的天气，在马德里的 El Retiro Park 里逛来走去。看着当地人那么悠闲的躺在草原上阅读，摊在哪里晒日光浴，却不必流汗，我只能羡慕。 ⎡碧云天，黄叶地，秋色连波，波上寒烟翠。⎦ 出自于北宋前期名臣范仲淹所作的一首词 －《苏幕遮》。作品全文： 碧云天，黄叶地，秋色连波，波上寒烟翠。 山映斜阳天接水，芳草无情，更在斜阳外。 黯乡魂, 追旅思, 夜夜除非，好梦留人睡。 明月楼高休独倚，酒入愁肠，化作相思泪。
In case you are sick with my continuous posting of pictures taken in Spain, let’s have a preview of one of the most extraordinary religious event in Malaysia – Thaipusam.