Whenever I meet new folks and tell them the identify of my blog, they are saying, oh, it’s essential to travel rather a lot.” Which I suppose I do travel more than many individuals, however that’s not the point. Unfortunately, I wasn’t in a position to do a lot traveling this yr because of a move mid-12 months to a brand new, more snug lodging. For a lot of the yr I was engaged on a travel book of the Greek Islands for an American publisher (underneath contract), the identical one who revealed my ebook ATHENS AND BEYOND. Due to the unpleasant situation in my apartment I couldn’t do a lot different writing although I did accomplish publishing a few travel articles on Just once I was practically completed the Greek Islands e-book the writer suddenly disappeared and refused to answer any of my emails. Consequently I have shelved the venture and will think about doing it as an e-book myself some time sooner or later.
Sonam and I grew to become very close and remain close to this present day, speaking on Skype when attainable and texting on WeChat, a favorite amongst Tibetans in India. He has grow to be like a 3rd son to me and I hope we will meet again very quickly, presumably within the United States the place he wish to visit one day. Sonam gave me a Tsonga of the Shakyamuni Buddha, the original” Buddha, formally identified Siddhartha Gautama, a prince from Northern India who was enlightened beneath the Bodhi tree some 2,600 years ago. And he calls me revered trainer”, a term of endearment that warms my heart every time I hear it.
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