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Fureai Saitama VI: The Path Visiting Bi-no-Yama Park

From the moment I opened my eyes on the morning that I walked the Path Visiting Bi-no-Yama Park, I was in a sour mood. Eyes squinting and brow furrowed, I got my bag packed and shuffled off towards the train station with rough thoughts bouncing around my mind. 2,475 more words



There are 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal, 4 are in Kathmandu. During our stay in Nepal we visited all 10 (including: Kathmandu Valley… 864 more words


7 Days in Tibet, Part 1 Mountains and Monasteries

Tibet is a remarkable place that is rich in culture, legends and history. It is the birthplace of the doctrine of Tibetan Buddhism. Having traveled to many areas which base their beliefs on Tibetan Buddhism we were excited to finally visit the area for ourselves. 1,207 more words

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Tokyo Skytree & Asakusa - Fun Walking!

I got a late start today and first headed to Tokyo Skytree. I first walked there through the Oyokogawa Water Park. It was super pretty and it was a lot busier than I thought it would be. 505 more words


Nepal – Mt Manaslu and the Buri Gandaki River Valley (Part 1)

We thought the drive from Jomsom to Pokhara was bad (to read click here), but the drive to the start of the Manaslu trek made the previous 11 ½ hour, 160km drive look easy. 1,069 more words


Thailand Temple Tour

It was incredibly important to me that, during our time in Thailand, we experienced some temples. I have seen a good amount of the world, but haven’t been able to experience anything related to Buddhism, or its culture, so I desperately wanted to soak that in. 612 more words

Sutra Copying, Yoga and Zazen in Kyoto

To be admitted to Saihō-ji 西芳寺 Zen Temple in Kyoto and view its famous moss gardens you first have apply for permission months in advance.  If accepted, you then pay 3000 ¥ and are required to do sutra copying. 1,061 more words