Hard Travel to Sacred Places

Rudolph Wurlitzer

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This is the first of two excerpts adapted from a book of the same name, to be published in the fall by Shambhala Publications. The first installment features extracts of a travel journal written in Thailand; the second excerpt, which picks up the journey in Burma and Cambodia, will appear in the Summer Issue. Snapshots by the author.

Bangkok Tuesday, March 15th, 1993

After a twenty-two-hour flight from L.A. the Bangkok airport feels like a high-tech pit stop in an endless "bardo" tunnel.

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