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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Here's Guangzhou and Shanghai photos thus far:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:58 pm 
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Nara + Todaiji photos here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... c34b2fbd4b

See a small description here:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... ai-ji.html




Koyasan photos here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 8c85e7c7e1

After two months of travel I am finished for now.

I learned an immense amount things and had a lot of personal insights along the way. Travel is good for the soul.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:43 pm 
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very special.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:59 am 
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Here is part I of my brief account of my travels.

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... art-i.html

I think it'll come to maybe three parts, maybe four. Maybe not so brief. :shrug:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Love the pics and the blog post!

Is the area in Japan where you are OK in light of recent developments?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:33 pm 
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mr. gordo wrote:
Love the pics and the blog post!

Is the area in Japan where you are OK in light of recent developments?


Tokyo is in danger if the nuclear plant in Fukushima blows sky high.

More likely water being contaminated with radiation is more likely. It already happened. They said don't give tap water to infants.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Ugh, that's no good. Keep safe out there.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:36 pm 
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Part II of the travel account is up now:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... rt-ii.html

This one has a lot of photos and running commentary. Includes Varanasi, Sarnath and Kushinagar.

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mr. gordo wrote:
Love the pics and the blog post!


:woohoo: :rolling: :applause:

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Tokyo is in danger if the nuclear plant in Fukushima blows sky high.


Well it can't result in a nuclear detonation. Although the fire in the cooling tank was really scary ..... and seawater contamination in not happy ..... but most of that is radioactive iodine so we can calculate the return to safe levels .....

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More likely water being contaminated with radiation is more likely. It already happened. They said don't give tap water to infants.


Filter and purify the water. But now with some of these reported radiation levels the water itself has to be tested to see if it has possibly become hydrogen peroxide.

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Now I have had a vicarious pilgrimage to the mystic East!

Many prostrations to the generous Jeffrey :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Part III of the travel account is up.

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... t-iii.html

This entry deals exclusively with Lumbini. I had a lot to say about it and many photos. :smile:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Tnx Huseng. Btw I really like yer new avatar.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:39 am 
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Tnx Huseng. Btw I really like yer new avatar.

Alas...it's not a cat... :tongue:

The pics from India reminds me of my private pilgrimage to the Buddhist Circuit back in Aug last year...very memorable...

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Huseng wrote:
Part III of the travel account is up.

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... t-iii.html

This entry deals exclusively with Lumbini. I had a lot to say about it and many photos. :smile:

Great pics, Huseng!

Way back when I was there, it was quite undeveloped - just the ancient ruins. We heard of plans to develop it, but did not know if they would ever happen, or if they would be tastefully done. It is nice to see monastic presence there from the various traditions.

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Part IV is up now:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... rt-iv.html

This details my travels to and around Kathmandu.

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Just spent some time reading and looking at the pics....wonderful trip. I haven't been to Kathmandu in more than a decade. Gotta get back there to Boudha, what a special place that is.

Thanks for the links, very inspiring to read!

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Next entry is up.

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... ale-v.html

This details my stay in China. I didn't really go too many places. I stuck around Shanghai for awhile not doing much pilgrim-related activities. My friends looked after me. Staying and talking to them I learned a lot about modern China.

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Though I didn't detail it in the entry, while in Shanghai I was invited to the launch party for the game Alice 2 by American McGee. It was interesting attending a party full of video game producers. What's funny though is the bar was Buddhist themed. They had statues and siddham characters all over the walls. Maitreya Buddha patiently watched all the drunkards. :smile:

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Last part:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... le-vi.html

This details Nara and Koyasan. The last places I visited. :smile:

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Next place I want to visit is Mount Kailash. It is a costly trip what with permits to get into Tibet and so on, but in the future I would like to go.

I think a tour of the many temples in Sri Lanka and SE Asia would be good, too.

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I like this pic with the cherry tree:

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Thanks. :smile:

It was quite crowded there.

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