I don’t mean to be rude. I don’t mean any disrespect, but I can’t do any more. Not for a while at least and certainly not when a group tour rocks up minutes after we’ve paid the entrance fee.
I like temples, but there’s so many of them. I don’t remember ever visiting this many churches or cathedrals in the UK or wherever else. Possibly Chile on second thoughts, there were lot’s of them there; very proud of them they were too.
I was brought up Catholic but it’s not something I have much, if any, time for these days, I never did like people telling me what to do. That could also be my biology degrees. I read somewhere that biologists were the most likely of scientists to be atheists. Something about seeing life for what it is: chemicals and energy gradients all following a simple feedback loop.
Anyway back to the temples. They are beautiful, there’s no denying that and there is something in Buddhism to really warm to.
But the tour groups; the horror, the horror.