Salutations from a Global Citizen!

May whoever read this be blessed by God with peace and success, now and forever.

Travel is the best way we have of rescuing the humanity of places, and saving them from abstraction and ideology.

— Pico Iyer.

Welcome to my blog! I am the Holy Monk and I am endeavoring to seek meaning in life through travel and pilgrimages. I believe travelling humanizes the images and knowledge we see or hear about other places in the world and brings life to our perception of them. Religious tradition and history have always fascinated me in that our ancestors have sought and discovered knowledge that would bring about a better understanding to meaning of this world. Whether it is through offerings, rituals, arts, or architecture. I am specifically interested in the Dharmic field (i.e. Hinduism, Buddhism, etc). I have set up as an initiative on my part to inquire and discover about Nepal before my departure to the country at the end of this year 2019.

Until 2008, it was officially known as the Kingdom of Nepal, and thus the last Hindu kingdom on Earth. The nation is a landlocked country bordering the countries of India and China. It has within its borders the tallest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest.

As a third culture kid who grew up in various countries, I have adopted and learned from a variety of cultures and religious thoughts. Drawing from these different social experiences, this blog be looking at Nepal from a cultural, historical, and social perspective. Focusing on temples, palaces, and other historical places of significance, such as Newari architecture. I will be assessing the symbols, arts, issues, and challenges one might face in setting foot in the holy land of the Himalayas. Stay tuned!

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