Kyoto, Japan

The “spiritual heart” of Japan is a place I’ve journeyed to many times when I lived in Japan.  The importance of this city lies in the fact that Kyoto and Nara were the previous capitals of Japan during the era that Buddhism arrived and became a mainstream philosophy for the country.  Visit one of my two favorite cities and discover the allure: https://leapingaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/kyoto-japan/

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Coblog- Journey to Annapurna

Continuation of the adventures of four travelers in the Himalayan range of Nepal.  In which our travelers ascend to elevations of 2 miles to witness stunning mountains and to absorb fresh cosmic rays raining down in the upper atmosphere.  https://leapingaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/journey-to-annapurna/

Brazil from North to South

The Portuguese settlers to the Americas created one of the largest countries in South America with a vast diversity of peoples and culture.  In an attempt to capture some of the variety I took several trips to various regions of the country.  The tale is perhaps best captured in animated fashion.  So this post will be heavy with video and sound.  https://leapingaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/brazil/