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Photos: David_photogallery_Pilgrimage/Nalanda

INDIA | Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | By davidford | Photo Gallery

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T.I.P. - 2 - Shantideva's Cell

INDIA | Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | By davidford | Views [9]

An early rise saw us depart our lodge at Nalanda at a misty 7am, destination Vulture's Peak, the Griddhakuta Hill, where the Buddha delivered a number of tip top (official Buddhist term..) suttas, including the Lotus and Prajnaparimata. This was reached, ... Read more >

Tags: monastery come university, pilgrimage, suttas

The Irritable Pilgrim - Beneath the Bodhi Tree

INDIA | Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | By davidford | Views [10]

I had agreed to meet Manidhamma beneath the Bodhi Tree at 8pm and had gotten up a bit earlier to spend some time there alone. Not for the first time I found myself in an irritable mood which I tried to shake off by circumambulations and then sitting ... Read more >

Tags: pilgrimage

Photos: Iceland

ICELAND | Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | By tiltingwindmills | Photo Gallery

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Traveling Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | By nomorecold | Views [17]

Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader?

JAPAN | Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | By kakimono | Views [26]

Friday, we met up at the train station at 7:40 to go to the elementary school. In a shocking change of events, everyone who lived in the same apartment all left at the same time and arrived in a group at the train station when we were supposed to.  ... Read more >

Tags: animals, classes, elementary school, library, proverbs, swimming, windows

Caribou Guts and a Whale for Dinner

CANADA | Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [21]

Upon my arrival in Inuvik I walked straight into my first culture shock - we had caribou for dinner! But not with spices and veggies in a hamburger or a stew, no. First, Gwich'in hunter William proudly presented me his fresh trophies raw, bloody and ... Read more >

A few days in Reykjavik

ICELAND | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | By tiltingwindmills | Views [42]

Day 1: Like most flights ours arrived early in the morning into Keflavik airport, where we boarded the Flybus to downtown. The ride took only 45min to central Reykjavik, but another 45mins to drop us off at our apartment. Since we were a group of three ... Read more >

Tags: iceland, reykjavik, sightseeing, tours

My favorite author is Milan Kundera. No, Kazuo Ishiguro! No, Milan Kundera!

JAPAN | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | By kakimono | Views [25]

On Thursday, we had a kanji test. Now, here’s the thing that’s probably going to screw me over in another few weeks: I have not yet had to study for any of the grammar, kanji, or vocabulary quizzes. I have opened up a book, glanced through ... Read more >

Tags: hats, japanese, kundera, literature, photos, studying, suicide

Good-Byes to Hello

CHILE | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [16]

Greetings from Chile! I have to say that my month in Peru was an experience I will never forget. It was filled with many, many wonderful memories, new friends, new language, new food, etc. After saying my good-byes to the school staff, friends from ... Read more >