Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
7:30 am – Stations of the Cross
7:00 am to 5:00 pm – Liturgy of the Word and Rite of Veneration of the Relic of the True Cross of Christ
6:00 pm – Adoration of the Cross & Solemn Evening Prayer of the Lord’s Passion
7:00 am to 4:00 pm – Liturgy of the Word and Rite of Veneration of the Relic of the True Cross of Christ
7:00 pm – Easter Vigil Mass at the Plaza
Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection
8:00 am to 10:00 am – Confession
10:30 am – Pilgrim Mass at the Plaza
3:00 pm – Holy Mass (Chapel)
directions to the monasterio (coning from luisita) can be referenced on my old post: https://sensoryreplays.com/2012/03/31/directions-to-monasterio-de-tarlac/
oba ingreesi kathaa karanavadha? is a sinhala phrase that means do you speak english?
everytime i travel to another country i try to learn or write into a piece of paper some important phrases that can be handy – say if i got lost on my way to my accommodation or which transport to take. by experience, i have been lost in kuala lumpur and spent walking around for almost an hour trying to locate the hotel i was supposed to stay and have asked like six people who had directed me into the wrong way, haha! or when i was in hanoi where i can no longer remember which street my hotel was for it became confusing and considering the dizzying motorbikes running around.
my last solo travel was in india and though my lust for travelling never ceased, changes of my work schedule and some health issues prevented me from accomplishing my travel plans. I wanted a trip to cambodia and had flight tickets to laos which i wasn’t able to use. i told myself that year 2013 will not pass without me going somewhere. this mid-october i will visit the wonder of asia – sri lanka.
my itinerary includes visit to key cities of colombo, kandy and galle. it is worth mentioning that one of my main goal is to see the sigiriya rock fortress. i will be using airbnb on some of my accommodations and it will be a first for me to use their service. airbnb is an online service that provides a platform for individuals referred to as “hosts”, generally private parties, to rent unoccupied living space and other short-term lodging to guests.
i will be taking a flight from my workplace here in the mideast to colombo and train rides to kandy and galle. so i think that sounds like – a plan. hehe. goodluck to me!
a few days from now is my schedule for days off from work here in the gulf and i will be flying straight to new delhi coming from bahrain. i have included in my bucket list for the year (see 10 things i have not done before, 2012) a visit to india particularly, the famous tourist circuit, the golden triangle. i am glad that i will be able to do this – as the scottish philanthropist thomas guthrie quoted . . “do it now”.
the golden triangle covers three interesting cities of india which consists of delhi the national capital, jaipur the pink city, and agra, where taj mahal is located. my plan is to spend 8 days to visit these three cities: first stop is delhi then travel to jaipur by plane. after three days return to delhi then travel to agra by train, and after three days again return back to delhi.
visiting india is a dream and i have always wanted to see the taj mahal. for me it is too majestic, almost hypnotically magical. keep posted on my next entries on my solo backpacking tour (first time that i will use a backpack – honestly!) to the golden triangle. 🙂