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Cultures, customs, and beliefs of the peoples around the world that I’ve met

Singapore: The Lion City

Singapore: The Lion City Let me give you a brief history of Singapore before I begin my recent trip there. Singapore is a city-state that lies at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula. Singapore is comprised of many little islands, about 63 in all. The written historical record of Singapore goes back to late […]

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Angkor Wat from across the moat

Ancient Angkor Temples – Day One

I was very excited to be visiting Angkor temples (or wats) for 4 days. The first morning we went to see Angkor Wat as it is the largest temple in Ancient Angkor. But before I describe that amazing complex, let me take you back through the history of Angkor, the ancient city area and seat of […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to my family, friends and all. If you would like to try something new or add a new flair to your meal, try the recipes I have given below. The roast, stuffing, gravy or the dip can take you to new flavor heights for your Thanksgiving meal, with a touch of […]

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Happy Deepavali/ Diwali

A very happy Deepavali/Diwali to my family, friends and everyone!  Deepavali, known as the  ‘Festival of Lights,’ is celebrated around the world by Hindus. It falls anywhere from late October to mid November according to the Hindu calendar. On Deepavali day, families don new clothes, participate in prayers and share meals and sweets with family and friends. Below is a Deepavali family story and a […]

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