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The Real Answer to the Question “What was your favorite place?”

When people hear about my trip to Southeast Asia, the first question out of their mouth is, “What was your favorite place?” Now anyone who has gone on an extended traveling spree will understand that that question is basically impossible to answer. How can you sum up such a large portion of your life and […]

Osaka Direction Hitchhiking Sign

A First: Hitchhiking Down and Back Up Japan

When was the last time you did something for the first time? I came across this question the other day, and besides immediately making me want to walk out the door and do something crazy, I started pondering the last few months of my trip. Technically, just about everything I did, I did for the […]

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Zen Buddism at it’s Finest in Kinkaku-ji

The first temple I visited in Japan and one of the best. Kinkaku-ji or the “Temple of the Golden Pavilion” is quite famous and it’s easy to see why. Walking around the highly manicured temples grounds and you’re hit with a huge jolt of Zen right in the face. Peace pokes you in the eye.