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How to visit Koyasan's temples without staying at one

Koyasan has 117 Buddhist temples, and 52 that provide lodging for pilgrims. A quick search on Tripadvisors can show you the options. What isn’t well known however, is that travellers can ask to see inside of many of the temples in Koya, even some which don’t offer overnight stays. 406 more words

Japan

Introducing Our Employee Reward Program!

TAL Group,Inc launched its Employee Reward Program today, an initiative to help us foster a culture of recognition and appreciation. Using TAL Dollars (‘Tollars’) we’re now actively awarding hard work, excellent customer service, leadership and innovative thinking. 30 more words

Technology

challenging Ugandan tourism to a game of dool

If you haven’t heard of the game ‘Mah Jong’, this is your opportunity to Google it, as we consider the potential of a local Ugandan game called… 1,111 more words

Uganda Tourism

Is the United States a patriarchy?

When someone — whether laypeople, like Jill Soloway or the writers at Buzzfeed, or academics, like bell hooks — describes the United States as a “patriarchy,” it is unclear to me what they intend to mean. 1,202 more words

Culture

Democrat lives matter more than Republican lives to the mainstream media

By Tom Quiner

Two similar events occurred seven years apart.

A Democratic Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, was shot in 2011. A Republican Congressman, Steve Scalise, was shot last week. 223 more words

Politics

NY Times & Being American

I subscribe to the New York Times Morning Briefing, appearing in my inbox six out of the seven days of the week. It’s a round up of everything that’s happened in the last 24 hours, and there’s links to articles on health, the arts, tech, recipes, and more. 2,286 more words

Film Review: "Pulse" #SydFilmFest 2017


Pulse was billed as an intriguing mix of sci-fi, teen angst, queer drama and some body swap action thrown in for good measure (from Australia). It was on at Dendy Newtown and that is just a short walk away for me so I selected this film without another thought. 335 more words

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