A Pilgrimage to Mariazell

A Pilgrimage to Mariazell

Located in the picturesque valley of Salza amid the north Styrian Alps, the city of Mariazell is rather small with a population of just over 3000 inhabitants. Yet, its reputation is larger than life. More than a million people visit the city each year. While some do...
A holy water font

A holy water font

In European churches, holy water fonts or stoups come in all forms and sizes and are sometimes architectural wonders by themselves. Spouts are mostly placed at the entrances of churches for the faithful to dip their fingers in and to make the sign of the cross before...
I’ll follow you in every ‘gram!

I’ll follow you in every ‘gram!

Does this sound familiar to you? We’ve known each other for years. Hs’s an avid motorbike rider and also loves to garden. He loves to travel, preferring places off the beaten track. I’ve watched him as he moved to another country, get a job, get...
Why can’t we build more bamboo houses?

Why can’t we build more bamboo houses?

One of the more fascinating Ted Talk I’ve heard/seen recently, which touches on a question I always ask myself whenever I go back home to the Philippines: “Why do we build concrete blocks for houses when there are other natural alternatives?” Elora...