Showing posts from February 24, 2009

Joy is selling guavas!

Joy is selling guava!

Pic taken at the Railway Station in Varanasi, India. 2007)

Varanasi has been mentioned in many Hindu scriptures including the Rigveda, Skanda Purana, Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. Legend has it that the city was founded by the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. During the time of Gautama Buddha Varanasi was the capital of the Kingdom of Kashi. The city is an important pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Joy is the doorstep!

Joy is at the doorstep! (Pic taken at Melanau Cultural Center, Mukah. 2008) Melanau Cultural Center in Lamin Dana Water Village, Mukah is the place you would visit if you want to experience a little of Melanau culture.The Melanau are people living on the island of Bornea in Sarawak, Malaysia and Kalimantan, Indonesia. They speak a Northwest Malayo-Polynesian language or the Melanau language.