Travel is the best way we have of rescuing the humanity of places, and saving them from abstraction and ideology. — Pico Iyer. Welcome to my blog! I am the Holy Monk and I am endeavoring to seek meaning in life through travel and pilgrimages. I believe travelling humanizes the images and knowledge we see… Read more
“He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I am Indonesian by birth and spent half my life in the Arab World. I know English, Indonesian, Arabic, and I studied French. Arabic, for example, has its words loaned in the other languages I speak, and through learning… Read more
On April 25, 2015 9,000 people lost their lives, a further 23,000 were injured and there was major destruction of homes infrastructure. The earthquake resulted in more than 5,000 schools being damaged or completely destroyed. On May 12, 2015, a second 7.3 earthquake struck the country, causing further devastation and loss of lives. — All… Read more
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