Books we like: Under the Banyan tree

This winter, we went to Cambodia and Thailand. With only three weeks in total, we ended up visiting Cambodia for only a little more than a week. Barely long enough to appreciate the beauty of the temples and the tropical countryside, and far too short to understand the miracle of traveling through a country that […]

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Books we like: Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Before we went to Tibet, I kept reading and reading about the place, and the more I read, the more I felt that there was something that I did not understand. Being too young to know the movie, I was only able to tell that all those guide-books made allusions to a myth, a secret […]

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Books we like: “Tibet: A History”

As travelers in Tibet, we realized that we knew very little about Tibetan history. Or, in fact, we basically knew nothing at all. Without Sam van Schaik’s book, I would have had a lot of difficulties to understand what our guide told us about the buildings and statues we saw. If you do not know […]

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