The other day I dragged @higgsypiggsy out of bed at 4:30am to scoot on out and climb 1357 (very steep) steps up to Tiger cave temple for sunrise. We were a sweaty mess by the time we got to the top but it was all so so so worth it!
Приложения, которыми я использую для путешествий:
Сервис для бронирования апартаментов. Если зарегистрироваться впервые по чей-то ссылке получите скидку 30$ на первое бронирование стоимостью от 70$ (моя ссылка в описании профиля).
Внимательно нужно смотреть правила отмены, т.к. не всегда можно получить возврат.
Ещё один сервис бронирования отелей и хостелов.
Оффлайн карты. Нужно заранее скачать карту города в который отправляетесь. На карте можно метками отмечать места которые хотите посетить. Можно проложить маршрут, включить геолокацию на телефоне и карта приведёт вас к месту назначения)
И почему я не пользовалась им раньше? Это мегаудобно и теперь я не боюсь потеряться😁
Сервис такси за границей. Действует не везде, нужно проверять ваш город. Важный момент, это должно быть отдельное приложение, uber.by не подойдёт.
Аудиогид, который расскажет вам о достопримечательностях города.
Chichen itza 🐓🍕 It was a SUPER hot day.
The inside of the pyramid is not hollow, but actually built on top of two other pyramids. This was a technique used by the mayans to build the pyramid as if as possible. Proof that you should always start small! 🏯
💚Fun fact: when you arrive on a bus to chichen itza, there are hat sellers waiting for you as you get off (each wearing at least 20 hats) #chichenitza#38degrees#mayanpyramids#temple#wondersoftheworld#sevenwonders
116 hours ago
Jogyesa temple in Seoul. A monk is playing the ceremonial drum.
Sensoji oltre che essere il più antico templio di Tokyo è anche il più visitato dell'intero Giappone. Conta più di 30 milioni di visitatori ogni anno. •
Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and photographed of Tokyo's temples. It's the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital.
🇯🇵 Japan is... Tradition!
Blurring the lines between the past and the future, Japan has found ways of preserving ancient rituals in the modern world, and proudly share their culture with the rest of the world.
Hie Shrine here, one of the major Shinto shrines in Tokyo, is a great example of a spiritual haven right in the middle of a bustling metropolis.
On our way through Khorasan we stopped at this fire temple. Fire temples are places of worship for Zoroastrians, a religion practiced in Iran in ancient times. Usually they are smaller. This one was huge. I climbed it. Thanks to @iranian_nomad for taking the picture.
Not far from this temple there's a castle. It was the first castle on our trip. The second castle was Jalaluddin castle. Unfortunately the rain started when we arrived and we had no time to take proper pictures.
Because in the end it's the light you see from afar that brings you to the light beneath.
We are all flawed creatures.
A story was told of the #GoldenBuddha discovered in 1957, having existed 200 years earlier.
Actually the story was that the Buddha statue was made of #mud and kept in the #temple and as the temple was being renovated to make do for civilization, the monks while moving this sacred item had one of them cracked.
There was a crack on the statue which led to light shinning through it in the dark.
The #light attracted the monk who came closer to probe further only to discover there was something beneath the clay which reflected smitten light.
With the help of a Screw driver and a hammer which was all he had,he probed futher and what he saw was a ten and a half foot tall solid "Gold Buddha statue" which weighed about two and a half tons of #gold .
The Gold content alone was worth 96million United States Dollars ( in 1957)
The back story was that Bummies army were invading #Thailand and as the news got to the locals they quickly covered the gold statues in their temples with clay so they wouldn't be carried away by the #invaders .
So it turns out every one was killed and no one knew the clay was covering the "Golden Buddha" 200 years later the secret was still there.
So you see, the light always attract us not to the surface most times but to what lies deep inside us only few of us would be privileged to drill.
And if there is ever anyone I saw through, it was their light which brought me closer.
I believe many of us are like the #GoldenBuddha very few go beyond the surface to see our own tons of Gold.