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Batu Caves and Little India | Explore Malaysia

Batu Caves and Little India | Explore Malaysia

While in Malaysia I wanted to explore all the different aspects of Malaysian culture. I wanted to be sure to see and learn about each culture that blended to make the Malaysian culture so unique. This included visiting specific religious sites. As I was on my own I booked a few different tours to help me get to the places I wanted to go since this was sort of my first solo trip. One of the tours I booked was…

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24 Hours in Hiroshima | Explore Japan

24 Hours in Hiroshima | Explore Japan

Since I live in South Korea, Japan is an hour flight away and I decided that since this is my last year in Korea, I am going to take advantage of the close proximity and see some places in Japan that I am interested in. The first one being Hiroshima. I do not get a lot of vacation time, so I decided to take a short weekend trip there and see history before my very eyes. I enjoyed learning about…

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Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery | Explore Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery | Explore Hong Kong

We arrived in Hong Kong around 8 a.m., nice and early! We decided to grab some breakfast in the airport before heading out to our first stop which was the Tian Tan Buddha! After a breakfast of steamed vegetable buns and wonton soup (very delicious by the way) we dropped our luggage off in storage and grabbed a bus route map.

The Church of Nativity and the Shepherd’s Field, Bethlehem | Exploring Palestine (The West Bank)

The Church of Nativity and the Shepherd’s Field, Bethlehem | Exploring Palestine (The West Bank)

                          While I am not a super religious person, I was raised Christian and I have always wanted to see the birthplace of Jesus: Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity. Away in a Manger is one of my favourite Christmas Songs and I loved this bible story as a child.   As part of the Operation Groundswell’s itinerary for this trip we were permitted one week of independent…

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Three Histories, Three Religions, One Shared City: Western Wall, Dome of the Rock and The Church of the Holy Sepulchre | Exploring Jerusalem

Three Histories, Three Religions, One Shared City: Western Wall, Dome of the Rock and The Church of the Holy Sepulchre | Exploring Jerusalem

One of the great things about Jerusalem’s Old City is that there is so much you can learn by just spending a few hours behind those old stone walls. It is truly an amazing feeling to know that you stand where millions of other have stood before you through different periods of time. Some who hold witness to events you can only read about in some of the oldest books (Torah, Bible, Qur’an).