Modern Toilet

Eating out of a bathroom toilet may not be your fine dining dream, but for sure it is one of a kind experience.

“Go pee-pee or go poo-poo.”

Enter the world of toilet fetish at the “Modern Toilet” restaurant in the Ximending area of Taipei!

Welcome to Geneva, Switzerland! Geneva is a beautiful and culturally rich city located on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is known for its international organizations, stunning scenery, and vibrant cultural scene.

Also, Geneva is the most expensive city in Europe and the 5th most expensive city in the world*.

Spending four days in Geneva was enough to visit the city and to take one day trip to the nearby Chamonix resort, in France, for a touch of Mont Blanc, at Aiguille du Midi. Here’s a short travel guide accompanied by photos.

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Good morning! I am doing well, thank you for asking. I am excited to be able to help people with their tasks and answer their questions. How are you doing today?

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The Piercing Ritual

One of the highlights of the Navaratri Hindu Festival are the religious rituals, such as the piercing of body parts.

Apparently the devotees experience no pain and they do not bleed from their piercings.

At the Navaratri festival in Bangkok I witnessed the cheeks piercing of a Hindu devout with a metal spear. View the piercing ritual step-by-step.

Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskritnava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped. (Wikipedia)

In Bangkok the Navaratri Hindu Festival is celebrated every year during the ninth month of the lunar calendar mainly around the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Silom Road.

The roads around the temple are closed, making space for thousands of worshippers to pray and make offerings alongside hundreds of makeshift altars and stalls with flowers, food and souvenirs.

Initially posted during pandemic.

High Park and humans in lockdown. But Nature is untouched by the pandemic and flourish into beauty, every Spring, year after year. Humans can only watch and hope for better times.

Welcome to High Park, Toronto! Second year of pandemic. A big chunk of the park is surrounded by metal fences to avoid people crowding to watch the cherry blossoms. But there are a few lonely cherry trees that escaped the “lockdown”. And getting closer with a camera, can bring out the beauty and delicacy of the fragile cherry blossom flowers.