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Out of the Closet – a New Japan?

Out of the Closet – a New Japan?

For many LGBT travelers, a primary concern is the reception they’ll receive in a country whose culture and customs are unfamiliar to them, and Japan is no exception. Like most countries, a combination of history and religion shapes Japan’s unique relationship with gender and sexuality, but times are changing. In modern Japan, the focus is […]

The Multiple Religions of Tibet

The Multiple Religions of Tibet

Recently in Ladakh, the Dalai Lama appeared at an inter-faith seminar organized by the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), and spoke on the Preservation of Religious Harmony, Co­existence and Universal Peace. He said “Today, a lot of people from different religious backgrounds are present here…. It is taught in every ­religion, including Christianity, Buddhism, […]

Breakfast at Borobudur

Breakfast at Borobudur

One signature Remote Lands activity is to have breakfast with a view of Borobudur in the distance. This place is important: it is the most vital monument in all of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple anywhere on the planet. Having a private breakfast with an unobstructed view of this wonder is relaxing compliment to an early visit to the monument.