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So I bought a ticket back to Asia. Going to walk some pilgrimage routes down the ol‘ Buddha trail. My flight comes into Seoul, and I hope to be out of that monstrosity and into the green green hills in short order- for there are mountains to walk and trails to tramp. There are Three Jewel Temples in the southern-most provinces which represent the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha, which I intent to walk a path between- just to find whatever I find. Pondering the old mendicant monk tradition, and the necessity for itinerantcy and solidarity in the daily diet of religious practice. I just want to find out if the wandering monk tradition still exists as represented in old time literature and poetry of the East. From previous long walks in Japan, I know that it does. I just want to check again hehe . . . if only for the joy of it, perhaps.

Seoul, South Korea

I just really want to be walking in mountains, breathing fresh air. I have been in cities these past couple of years far too much. So much that I have began enjoying them. It is high time to get far out on empty roads.

After Korea I think that I would like to go to Northern Africa- to Tunisia. On this I will write more soon. The Sahara, the Sahara!

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3053 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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