Category: Discover the World

The Almighty Healing Garlic

The Almighty Healing Garlic of the Ancients

Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, Indians, Romanians, Chinese are just few of the wise ancients who appreciated the all mighty healing garlic for its medicinal properties. They did not have scientific evidence, yet their empirical use gave them confidence in garlic’s healing properties.

Garlic protection

The Magical Garlic of All People

Garlic protection goes much further than the vampire repellant reputation. All over the world garlic-related traditions are closely linked with abundance, crops, women, children, soul, good luck & much more …

Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

June 24 has a special significance for both Romanians and all those who appreciate the beauty and meaning of the traditional folk costume. Every year, on June 24, we celebrate The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse and this is what happens around the world this year.

The Magical Garlic

The Magical Garlic – Vampire Stories

Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, made famous Romania’s belief that garlic wards off the vampires. But, when you start really looking for the truth, things look very different. Romans, Greeks, Indians, Mongolians, Egyptians and so many more share the same belief.

macaques

The Macaques of Monkey Forest in Ubud

The macaques rule over the 12.5 hectares of the The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, Bali. It’s the kind of place where you can spend a full day without getting bored. And how can

Evil Eye

The Evil Eye

Just as the garlic has been thought to ward off vampires or other evil spirits, it is also found in the mythology of countries as a repellant for what is generally known as Evil Eye.

Mezuzah

The Mezuzah

Those who read my blog know I am fascinated by myths, symbols and traditions. Those who do not know can check my posts about the magic garlic, vampires, Garuda etc. This time I shall talk

Garuda's Protecting Power

Garuda’s Protecting Power

In Kecak Dance story I’ve shared with you there’s a character named Garuda, a large bird-like creature, or humanoid bird that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism. When researching a little bit about him, I realized deserves special attention …

Lesson - Uluwatu Temple

The Unexpected Lesson in Uluwatu Temple

From time to time the universe shows you what true people look like and that’s exactly what happened in Uluwatu… and no, it was not an old grey-haired man with some deep and profound story. Quite the opposite, I would say …

Kekac dance

Kecak Dance

Watching the Kekac dance at Uluwatu Temple at sunset is one of the most amazing experiences one can have while in Bali.