A Pilgrimage Around Shikoku

Picture of Dan and Philippe on our pilgrimage.

Philippe and I make a pilgrimage to Shanghai.

I met Philippe Hanin on a ferry from Osaka, Japan to Shanghai, China. He recently finished a nearly two-month pilgrimage, during which he walked to all 88 of Shikoku's temples that are associated with the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi.

Also, my next book, 1000 Days Between, Part 2 will be available on December 8. Get ready!

And now, for this week's show:

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Show Notes:

  • Here's a listing of all 88 temples along the Shikoku Pilgrimage. And here you can find a map of the pilgrimage and the temples.
  • The population of Hangzhou, that “city near Shanghai” where the American basketball players were recently arrested for shoplifting, is 9.2 million (21.5 million in the metro area). New York has a population of 8.5 million (23.7 million metro).
  • This ia a bit dated but keep an eye on it. At some point, US citizens could need a visa to travel to Europe because we are not honoring our agreement to allow visa-free travel to the US for all EU citizens.
  • I think this one is more likely to happen. If you are from one of the nine states that doesn't comply with the Real ID act, you'll need a passport to fly domestically, starting on January 22, 2018.
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