Darwin is a transitional place and everybody knows it. All the tourists come from Bali, stay few days and move on to the country. Furthermore, nobody who lives in Darwin is really local. I literally met nobody who was born in Darwin, everyone got here from other states. It is somehow special about it.
Last place I have visited in Malaysia was Penang and I flew there from Langkawi, with AirAsia, again for 5€. My host didn´t have a car, but I could explore more just because there us public transportation on the island, not Langkawi alike, where you have to own a car or rent a bike. There are also many more places to go and today I will tell you all about them. I just regret I didn´t stay there few days longer… sigh, sigh, sigh.
During my stay in Malaysia I was lucky to find a promotion on AirAsia website and book the flights to Langkawi and Penang for 5€! And because I had another 2 weeks before my flight to Indonesia, I´ve decided to go. And I didn´t regret it. Malaysia is so beautiful!! And especially Langkawi!
My trip to Ipoh was totally spontaneous. I met Kris on the other day and he asked me whether I wanted to go with him to his hometown and I sort of thought why shouldn´t I, so I went there. And I wasn´t disappointed.
One of the things I wanted to experience in India was taking part in a Hindu wedding. And I was so lucky to receive three invitations (!!!), but physically could attend only to one, which is a pity, because I like weddings.
Right after Holi we went with Lama and Karma to Sherab Ling, a Tibetan monastery complex (it is really huge) in Himachal Pradesh close to village Bir. His Holiness Dalai Lama was about to come there in one week to teach the monks on the weekend.
How does a life of a monk look like? It is not easy for sure. There are many rules he has to obey, but in general they like the way it is. During my 2 months stay in Nepal I met many monks and visited many monasteries, so I can tell. Continue reading Monkee Business – few words about Monk life