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Free Tibet? (An incredibly pensive post)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

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I’m in Thailand. Hallelujah. ┬áIt was definitely time to move on and Thailand is exactly what I needed. I’ve been thinking alot about Tibet as I spend my days relaxing in Bangkok, though.

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Amazing Tibet!!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

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The beginning of the kora at Gandan monastery, Tibet

We spent a couple of days this week hunting down local buses that would take us to a few monasteries outside of Lhasa. One was Sera monastery, where we saw some monks in heated philosophical debate, and the other was Gandan monastery, which was simply AMAZING!! It was without a doubt one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been and we were lucky enough to walk the kora around the monastery with mostly Tibetan people on pilgrimages from all over Tibet. [read on]

There are worse places to spend a week (Like an office job)

Saturday, September 1st, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Late night shoe repair, Beijing I've been in Beijing for 8 days now and although I wasn't exactly excited about spending another week of my vacation here it was exactly ... [Continue reading this entry]

If I Built This Fortress

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket It took two trips to Beijing, but I finally made it to The Great Wall. Yesterday I hiked 10 kilometers on one of the less developed stretches of ... [Continue reading this entry]

Would you do it again?

Monday, August 27th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket It's over. I made it through a month of Kung Fu training in China without any broken bones or major injuries. Every part of my body was screaming ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Birthplace of Kung Fu: The Shaolin Temple

Sunday, August 19th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Entrance to the Shaolin Temple The Shaolin Temple is only 9 kilometers from my Kung Fu school. It is said that Kung Fu began in the Shaolin Temple and ... [Continue reading this entry]

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

Sunday, August 12th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket It's been a long week. We loaded up two buses last Friday with all of our belongings and a ridiculous amount of swords and drove about an hour ... [Continue reading this entry]

I can’t say they didn’t warn me

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Everything hurts. Everything. The first day I arrived at the Kung Fu training center, the two cheery German boys across the hall from me told me on ... [Continue reading this entry]

Warriors, Wallets, and Wushu

Saturday, July 28th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I'm now in Xi'an which, like Pingyao, is a city surrounded by an ancient wall. Xi'an was the capital of China thousands of years ago, but today it ... [Continue reading this entry]

3rd Class Travel Builds Character

Monday, July 23rd, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket At least in my opinion. We left Beijing last night around 11:30pm, an hour and a half later than our scheduled departure time, on the way to Pingyao, ... [Continue reading this entry]