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.
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!