Ajanta And Ellora

Today we had our second to last day of temple seeing in India (but who’s counting?..).  We hired the same driver who picked us up from the airport because he seemed like a decent guy. He drove us two hours to Ajanta, yet another UNESCO site. The Ajanta caves are about 30 rock cut Buddhist,…

No More Buddhas Please!!!

Today we were woken up by loud music.  This town starts the party around 6am…luckily we had to wake up early otherwise it would have been really annoying. We took the bumpiest bus ride ever back to Mandalay, it was about a 4 hour ride but it felt like 22 hours long.  We had a bathroom…

1001 Temples

Today we opted to sleep in a bit longer and missed the sunrise but were still up by 6am to go see temples before it got too hot. We rode our e-bike again and Eitan was wearing his Longyi that he bought in Mandalay. We decided to use Thanaka instead of sunscreen to feel more…

Cruising To Bagan

We woke up early to take a boat that will take us to Bagan, the city of temples. The hotel staff had our breakfast to go (we were to early for the breakfast time) and a taxi ready to take us to the pier. We boarded the “luxury”cruise that will take us down the Ayeyarwady…

Temple Overdose

Today was a very exciting morning for Sarah.  Her parents messaged her saying she passed her first social work licensing exam.  She was nervous to find out if she passed and was sooo happy to hear the great news that she jumped up and down and likely woke up the entire hotel! We went to…

Balimoon

Bali, Bali, what a magical place you are! After a delicious homemade banana pancake breakfast, we took a taxi from Kuta to Ubud, but because streets in Kuta are so narrow, our taxi driver needed to drive us in his motorbike to the car parking lot. On our way to the cultural area of Ubud, we…

You said easy?

We focused our second day in Gyeongju to visit two UNESCO sites around 30 minutes away from the city. The first one is the Bulguksa Temple,  this temple is of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea. It is considered the most beautiful temple from the Silla Kingdom. It…