February 19, 2000
This Week: Where's Paradise?
Thanks Marty. Now, although officially China is an atheist country, there are many practicing Buddhists. The religion developed there from the third to the sixth century A.D. A practicing Buddhist wants to achieve Nirvana, which is really a state of personal paradise, free from emotions like greed and anger. Meditation is an important part of Buddhism because it helps one move closer to nirvana.
But some of us find a slice of Nirvana by traveling somewhere that makes us feel like we've found a little pocket of paradise...of course Paradise can be defined in so many different ways...which is why I asked you to call in recently to tell me about a place that defines paradise for you.
Next Week: Women Traveling
I want to hear stories of women traveling alone. Women hitting the road, all by themselves. Now, a friend of a friend of mine, she's fearless. Spain, Austria, Turkey, India to Indonesia -- she's been everywhere. And she says, people are actually more friendly to her when she's "unhindered by companions." She says it makes that much easier to meet people, or run from trouble. Well, ladies, has that been your experience? Do you have an easier, or harder, time traveling solo? And what'd you learn along the way?
Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV (888-728-8728) and relate your tales of women hitting the road alone.
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