Myanmar: Land of Golden Pagodas

Myanmar: Land of Golden Pagodas

By Heather Stoeckley If there is one word to describe my experiences in Myanmar, it would be shwe.  It means ‘golden’ in the Burmese language, and from the moment of arrival, it epitomizes everything one sees in this enchanting country. This word is frequently used in...
Sri Lanka: Land of Serendipity

Sri Lanka: Land of Serendipity

By David Eckel In 1754, the English essayist Horace Walpole coined the term “serendipity” to refer to “a happy and unexpected discovery.” The source for his new word was a Persian story about three princes from Serendip, an island in the Indian Ocean that was known to...
Travel through India’s Gujarat and Rajasthan

Travel through India’s Gujarat and Rajasthan

Exploring traditions in Gujarat and Rajasthan By Jenny Rose   I often think of India as a kind of reverse prism of religious and social diversity, continuously absorbing a wide range of peoples and ideas as it radiates its own distinct culture. Far Horizon’s...

In Search of the Crown Jewel at Angkor, Cambodia

Cambodia… The alarm clock sounds at 5:15am; it is still dark despite the curtains being drawn.  I’m not a morning person by nature, but by now – our sixth day on the trip – I am used to our departures at dawn…  And, moreover, I understand their importance in our...

Lost City Found in Cambodia by Far Horizons Study Leader

[iframe src=”http://media.theage.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2o1z8″ width=”420″ height=”236″ scrolling=”no”] Using the latest remote-sensing technology (LIDAR), Dr. Damien Evans, director of the University...