Haridwar/Rishikesh: Buddy Om

Everyone remembers 'Buddy Jesus' from Kevin Smith's brilliant religious satire film, Dogma, right? Who could forget that hilarious parody of the commercialization of religion and spirituality? Ladies and gentlemen, I have found its match in Hinduism/eastern spirituality. As soon as we arrived, Buddy Jesus sprang to mind. Willa describes it as Disneyland spiritualism. Welcome to …

Happy Anniversary

Yesterday, Friday (when we went from Thailand to Cambodia), was my 4-week anniversary of arriving in Asia, and, consequently, beginning my travels. Since arriving in Hong Kong on January 16th, I have been in six countries - China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Cambodia - taken three flights, gone on three train rides over …