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Wat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai

Wat Doi Suthep (Wat means temple in Thai) is located North of Thailand, in the city of Chiang Mai, on the mountain carrying the same name (Doi Suthep). It is the most famous temple of Northern Thailand and a highly respected place among buddhists. It also is home of an [...]
The Doi Suthep Temple over the mountain in Chiang Mai Thailand

O Cebreiro village ~ Spain

On the French route of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, lies a tiny village at the entrance of the Galician province. Sitting on top of a dreaded 1300 meters high mountain pilgrims have to climb (I don’t know why.. I enjoyed it!), O Cebreiro, although appearing like a slumbering [...]
O Cebreiro village in Galicia in Spain

Thai Spirits

Thailand is a Buddhist country, but Animism is also omnipresent and interwoven in daily prayers and religious ceremonies, especially in rural parts and the North. Spirits and ghosts live everywhere in Thailand. Unlike in western culture where they are mostly feared and  banished, Thai people pay a particular respect to [...]
Thai spirits and spirit houses next to a bodhi tree in chiang mai thailand.