Trekking to Buddhist monastery on Mt. Kachkanar, Urals, Russia

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On November 17th  2018 we went trekking to the highest peak of the Middle Urals, Russia and to see the only one in the Ural Mountains Buddhist Monastery Shedrub Ling on Mt. Kachkanar.

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Antalya – the city to come back

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After trekking down the Lykia trail we hitchhiked to Antalya. A lovely Turkish-Russian family gave us a lift and dropped us right in front the gigantic matryoshka dolls. But Antalya didn’t feel like Russia at all.

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Feeding monks in Laos

Every morning before the sunrise in the cities of Laos you can see the monks walking down the streets with baskets. People give food, mainly sticky rice and the monks pray for them. In Luang Prabang the morning procession has become a popular tourist attraction.
Here in Vientiane feeding monks is just a natural routine. We witnessed this humble procession at the bus station when we arrived from the North early in the morning by a sleeping bus.

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