May 8. Summit Superlatives.


We take the stairs.
Mount Emei treats us well. We intend to get up early and have breakfast with the monks, but I overhear the six am alarm and we don't make it to the porridge. We take in some breadlike buns and eggs salty like they were boiled in the Dead Sea. ...
May 7. Templestay.
I first heard of the concept of templestay on a visit to Korea in 2005, and found the concept tempting ever since. I had never actually done it though, allowing it to grow into something very romantic in my mind. In wooden barracks I would sleep, in between monks in orange robes who would wake ...
May 7. Templestay.
I first heard of the concept of templestay on a visit to Korea in 2005, and found the concept tempting ever since. I had never actually done it though, allowing it to grow into something very romantic in my mind. In wooden barracks I would sleep, in between monks in orange robes who would wake ...
May 5. Please do NOT give.
We haven't given up our quest for Chinese ngo's, not yet. I make phone calls: they hang up on me. Jane Goodall foundation? Winrock foundation? PLAN China? Forget it. But Dhane tells us he knows that some poor earthquake victims have been relocated to a Chengdu hospital and if we could find out where they ...
May 5. Please do NOT give.
We haven't given up our quest for Chinese ngo's, not yet. I make phone calls: they hang up on me. Jane Goodall foundation? Winrock foundation? PLAN China? Forget it. But Dhane tells us he knows that some poor earthquake victims have been relocated to a Chengdu hospital and if we could find out where they ...
May 4. India Gypsy Bikeride!
Still in Chengdu. We sleep the morning then have lunch at a place called Sultan with Dhane. It turns out we have a lot in common and we happily share our stories. He is currently working here as an English and after school teacher in preparation of his epic India bikeride from november 2011 onward. ...
Butterflychildren
Muang Sing, Laos. May 20th - 23rd, 2010The butterfly children's center in Muang Sing, northern Laos, provides scholarships to children and functions as a drop-in center for underprivileged children.

We buy stationary for the center, do workshops with the children, and make a monetary donation.


NameButterfly Children Development Center and School, Muang ...