“We trod back in time to Sri Lanka’s central archaeological sites, which seep with passion even in the present day. As the sun’s early rays turned the sky from steely grey to a soft lemon colour, we stood alone near the ancient Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, a tree in the southern end of Anuradhapura’s archaeological city. Metal gates barred access, clamped together with a large lock that hung dejectedly until the key man arrived. It was not long before we realized everything was about to change.”
Searching for Unique’s Fallen Kingdom Chapter
How can a region rise above a deadly turmoil that caused the relocation of millions of people when its border was drawn and pivot such negativity into a mock stand-off that draws two stadiums full of cheering visitors every night? The Attari - Wagah border between India and Pakistan has managed to do precisely this by diffusing tensions with a one-of-a-kind and purely entertaining production.
It reminded me of thunder, but it was a different type of crash. One of the fingers of drifting ice that grasp these peaks had lost a chunk of its icy tips. Fog rolled in. Its white puff slithered across the slate-coloured mountain range, and the fusion of light and dark merged into a haunting aura.
Burning Arches and Masked Dancers at the Tamshing Phala Choepa
Bumthang Valley, Kingdom of Bhutan
In no particular order...
Inspiring Multi-day Trek: Jomolhari 9-Day trek, Bhutan
Authentic Village Homestay: Chi Phat, Cambodia
I was happy to share stories with fellow author S.T.Sanchez, who posted the interview today on her blog!
Find more undiscovered destinations in the book, Dust in My Pack, available at most online book retailers.
Nancy O'Hare has lived and worked across five continents and travelled to over eighty countries. Her writing shares insights from her travels and musings about the world around us.