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Crowded and overrated

14 April 2023

Korea-Busan-Haedong-Temple - Crowded and overrated

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Today I went to a location that is generally on everyone's top 10 things to see or do in Korea. It is quite a long way from my hotel, with a train....

Buddha loves Amex

17 November 2023

Japan-Kyoto-Temple-Curry - Buddha loves Amex

Sannenzaka and Kiyomizu-dera

Before I get to why Buddha loves Amex, which is amazing, let me go on for a bit of a rant about my laundry. I googled coin laundry, there were 3 ....

Possibly the only rest day?

3 May 2023

Taiwan-Taipei-Temple-Garden - Possibly the only rest day?

Longshan temple and Taipei Botanical Gardens

I have been looking at my schedule. There are 3 types of days on my trips, hiking days, travel days and rest days. Today might be the only rest da....

Buddha with Korean characteristics

23 May 2022

Korea-Seoul-Bongeunsa-Temple - Buddha with Korean characteristics

Visiting Bongeunsa Buddhist temple

Before we get into all things Buddha related, it is time for some unrelated observations. First of all, Korean TV news in English is very much bl....

And now for the view

3 May 2018

China-Hangzhou-West Lake-Temple of God - And now for the view

City God pavilion of Hangzhou

Hangzhou was nice the last time I came here, apart from the areas that were huge muddy holes in the ground with all the buildings removed on both ....

The temple run

1 November 2017

Japan-Kyoto-Osaka-Temple-Shrine - The temple run

Exploring every Kyoto temple and shrine on foot

Now I am in Osaka, its only 30 minutes from Kyoto on the cheap $5 train. Therefore, I had time to visit all the temples in Kyoto this morning befo....

Huge number of steps

25 March 2017

Taiwan-Puli-Hiking-Temple - Huge number of steps

Hiking in Puli to a remote unnamed temple

Right now I have done 55,800 steps today. Close to a record. I still have to go and find dinner, so I will set a new personal best. Exciting times....

Chicken tower

21 March 2017

Taiwan-Tainan-Chicken Tower-Temple-Ramen - Chicken tower

Chihkan town in Tainan

Tonight I wandered off in the direction of the west central district with nothing in partuclar in mind other than finding dinner. Little did I kno....

Razor wire defeat

17 March 2017

Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Monkeys-Temple-Beach - Razor wire defeat

Fa-shing buddhist temple and lots of monkeys

Kaohsiung has a city mountain. It is called either longevity mountain, or monkey mountain. Whilst as you will see monkey mountain is apt, I think ....

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