Walks and Hikes

Dewa Sanzan 3/3: Yudono-san

I follow the trekkers down a precipitous slope. It has busy traffic, but the mountain can accommodate us all. The sheer path is made entirely of loose rocks on dry dirt. I’m wary. I rolled my left ankle, yet again, on my way up Gassan. Rocks and dirt, the most harmonious path with nature is […]

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Travel Commentary

My Bucket List

Places to Go Iceland Greenland Spain (2004) France (2012) England (2011-12) Scotland (2011, 2012) Ireland Italy (2011, 2012, 2014) Hungary (2012) Czech Republic (2012) Austria (2012) Germany (2012) Sweden (2008) Finland (2008) Norway (2008) Estonia (2008) Denmark (2008) Greece Albania Turkey (2012) Morocco (2011) Egypt Jordan Israel Lebanon Iran Iraq UAE Qatar (2012) Nepal (2010) India (2013, 2016) Rajasthan (2016) Delhi (2016) […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Afterword

If you’ve gotten this far, I thank you for reading my posts, whether one or all. Since I limited myself to 2000 words for most posts, there are many thoughts left unsaid, significances left unelaborated. I will address some of them below.  I am writing this in the land of pilgrimages. Every year in India, some […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 23: July 13

Matsuyama City 松山市 Temples: None Weather: Sunny with Clouds Travel Method:  Walking + Car Distance: None Glorious sleep, oh glorious sleep.  Real henro holiday. Henro-related things: zero. Today is errand day and lunch with a Couchsurfing host.  I drift into the living room, savour the yogurt, cereal, and cut fruits. I step outside onto the […]

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