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How do you say "Omm" in Japanese?

JAPAN | Wed, 9 Mar 2016 | By kakimono | Views [261]

Sunday was the CET trip to Arashiyama, near Kyoto. So we met at 8:30 (on a Sunday!) at the train station and caught a succession of trains to Arashiyama. It was pretty uneventful, with the most interesting part probably being watching a woman come to ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, meditation, monk, spirtuality, sweets

Unmarried in Kandy (and Other Stories)

SRI LANKA | Tue, 25 Aug 2015 | By lindsaylauren | Views [582]

Our last few days in Kandy were a flurry of pineapples and processions. One evening, a local family – Kolitha, Deepthi, Chamodi, and Dilumi – hosted me for a cooking lesson and dinner. Their home sat next to a flooded rice paddie, ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, culinary travel, food, hill country, monks, sri lanka, temple, temple of the tooth, world nomads, world travel

Taking Breakfast to the Monks

SRI LANKA | Fri, 14 Aug 2015 | By lindsaylauren | Views [662]

One morning in Kandy, we woke up very early – so early, the city’s many stray dogs were still sleeping, and the roads were not yet crowded with tuk tuks. We climbed into the van, and held on carefully to the containers of well-wrapped dishes ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, culinary travel, food, hill country, holy, monks, sri lanka, temple, world nomads, world travel

Far more than medieval Imperial Japan

JAPAN | Fri, 27 Mar 2015 | By gnome-san | Views [324]

Culture shift from Hawaii beyond the mere time zone, we got up at 6 to Kyoto dawn to see the peaks of temples and pagodas out the window. At 7 nothing is open . At 8 the 7-11 ATM and coffee machine is open, and corn dogs and donuts for the starving to ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, okonomiyaki, shinto, temple, water

The Adventures of Mango and Sticky Rice

THAILAND | Sun, 24 Aug 2014 | By acuwarriorjs | Views [341]

It's Saturday night before we leave for the trip of a lifetime and I just found the perfect name for our journal. Welcome to Mango and Sticky Rice! In about 4 days, we will board a 14 hour flight to China. After fulfilling our required student duties ... Read more >

Tags: asia, beaches, buddhism, china, herbs, india, laos, sri lanka, thailand

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

INDIA | Fri, 31 May 2013 | By candletree | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Not until the year 2009 I could afford to buy a camera. It led to the discovery that I had a latent passion for photography but financial restrictions didn't allow me to pursue it as a profession. However, there was a deep sense of discontentment and ... Read more >
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Tags: buddhism, buddhist, india, jammu_&_kashmir, ladakh, little bolor

Waai Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Fri, 31 May 2013 | By harper1 | Views [431]

Waai Chiang Mai? Curious; adjective. -Desiring knowledge, understanding. 1st April 2013 I arrive in Chiang Mai not only with my luggage but with anticipation for the following 6 weeks. And what an amazing 6 weeks it was. The Living Place was my ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, chiang mai, tefl, thai culture

Sukothai, Thailand

THAILAND | Tue, 15 Jan 2013 | By sglass | Views [1109]

From Pai and Chiang Mai it was a relatively easy bus journey down to the ancient city of Sukothai in Central Thailand. There's not much to Sukothai besides ruins but they are well worth the trip! Sukothai is basically a later, mini-Angkor. As the Khmer ... Read more >

Tags: biking, buddha, buddhism, queen, siam, sukothai, temples, thailand

Photos: Chiang Mai and Pai, Thailand

THAILAND | Sun, 16 Dec 2012 | By sglass | Photo Gallery

Our first stops in northern Thailand!
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Tags: buddhism, chiang mai, night market, pai, temples, thailand

Arigato and Obrigado

JAPAN | Sun, 22 Apr 2012 | By marcosfernandes | Views [3154] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

Arigato and obrigado are two ways of saying thank you, both deriving from the first western language ever heard in Japan in the sixteenth century: Portuguese. Following the footsteps of our ancestors, we embrace this modern Japanese adventure with gratitude.... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, gueisha, japan, maiko, portugal, ryokan, shinkansen, shinto, shintoist, travel writing scholarship 2012 arigato obrigado

Captivatingly Spectacular Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Thu, 26 May 2011 | By mpreece7 | Views [599]

Siem Reap has captivated me. I had a feeling it would, after all “OMG, I LOVED it there!” was a common response when I told other travelers where I was going. I can’t even tell you how long this quiet city has been on my MUST SEE list. I’m a sucker for ... Read more >

Tags: angkor wat, buddhism, cambodia, love, monks, siem reap

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Nepal

NEPAL | Fri, 13 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3899]

Located in beautiful South Asia and sandwiched between China and India, Nepal is one of the most incredible and fascinating places to visit on earth.  It is home to majestic Mt. Everest, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is one of few countries ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, adventure, buddhism, nepal, safety, travel

Nepal - So Much More Than Mountaineering and Trekking

NEPAL | Tue, 3 May 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [6948]

As home to Mt. Everest, Nepal attracts thousands of adventure travelers each year who attempt to summit the highest peak on the planet or complete the famous 7-14 day Himalayan trek known as the Annapurna Circuit. In light of these activities tourists ... Read more >

Tags: asia, buddhism, mountaineering, mt. everest, nepal, off the beaten path, travel, trekking

April/May – Lotus Lantern Festival, South Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Thu, 24 Mar 2011 | By worldfestivals | Views [9905] | Video

Location: Seoul, South Korea Dates: late April or early May (dependent upon lunar calendar) Level of Participation: 3 – soak up the festival experience – taste temple food, enjoy artistic performances and create your ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, lotus lantern festival, south korea, world festivals

Lost in Bhutan - Day 3

BHUTAN | Sun, 26 Dec 2010 | By iamdat | Views [900]

Day 3 – Dec 6 2010 In the morning I went across some early shops which sell various items. After walking around, we ended at the Clock Tower of Thimphu. It is noticeable that everywhere in Bhutan has a religious imprint. I spotted ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, buddhism, dzong, fortress, landscape, monks, paro, prayer flags

Lost in Bhutan - Day 2

BHUTAN | Sun, 26 Dec 2010 | By iamdat | Views [911]

Day 2 – Dec 5 2010 7.00 am – I didn’t sleep much, thanks to the dogs barking all night outside the hotel. It’s quite strange that you can see dogs almost everywhere around here. Anyway, a walk around the hotel shows me an interesting ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, buddhism, dzong, fortress, landscape, monks, paro, prayer flags

Lost in Bhutan - Day 1

BHUTAN | Sat, 25 Dec 2010 | By iamdat | Views [1195]

Day 1 – Dec 4 2010 7.15 am – I was just in time for the flight from Bangkok to Paro. Only halfway through the flight did I meet Mr. Jason Edwards and Mr. Simon Monk. We got to know each other and enjoyed the landscape outside the window. Far away, ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, buddhism, dzong, fortress, landscape, monks, paro, prayer flags

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Laos

LAOS | Wed, 25 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3438]

Laos has never enjoyed the same distinction as a travel destination as some of its more frequented Southeast Asia neighbors like Thailand and Vietnam. Still, the nation offers many treasures for the traveler seeking to get away from the bustle found ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, buddhism, laos, luang prabang, travel, travel-health, travel-safety-tips, vang vieng, vientiane

A taste of Buddhism in Aotearoa

NEW ZEALAND | Tue, 16 Sep 2008 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [500]

Welcome to the Dorje Chang Institute! A Tibetan Buddhist centre where big love and wisdom is practiced and absolutely no living thing is killed. It's a 2.5 hectare "Garden of Eden" with the high-rises of Auckland off in the distance. There ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, culture, people

Tiger Temple

THAILAND | Thu, 13 Mar 2008 | By earthwalker | Views [494]

FINALLY got to the Tiger Temple. So cool, lots of butterflies and trees and different animals, cute lil tigger cubs and big scary tigers, but I am pretty sure they were drugged, well the two biggest anyway. Spose that is a good idea with all the yummy ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, buddhism, temple, tiger

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