The China Backpacking Tour

The China Backpacking Tour 2015 starts in Beijing. From there we travel to Harbin, then Inner Mongolia, and from there south to Panda Lake, Sichuan.
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Lama Temple Hostel Beijing, China
Lama Temple Hostel Beijing, China
Lama Temple Hostel Map, Beijing China
Lama Temple Hostel Map, Beijing China

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The Children of Belize

Girl on Bike  Near Georgeville, Belize
Girl on Bike
Near Georgeville, Belize

It’s always interesting to see the scene with children from the countryside, to the towns, to the cites. It’s all got a commonality of grassroots. It always comes down to the truth about how we feel about taking care of each other on this vast Earth. Whether we live in the city, or the countryside. Won’t it all be about self-sustained living, and sharing our resources more freely and wisely?

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The contentment and wisdom of children

Photojournalist & Filmmaker John Dellenger ©

I always enjoy the company of children wherever I travel. While living and teaching on Hainan Island, China I had the pleasant opportunity of meeting some wonderful kids who where content in what was available to them. Nothing less, nothing more. That tranquility I see in this little girls eyes, and the posture of the way she is sitting makes me feel like she has arrived at her morning yoga, and in her comfortable place.

Home of Wenchang Child when I went on woodshop quest to have the  "Holy Grail" of a baseball bat made in China.
Home of Wenchang Child when I went on woodshop quest to have the “Holy Grail” of a baseball bat made in China.

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Thanks God for the forward button.

Biloxi, Mississippi  Gulf Coast  Beach
Biloxi, Mississippi Gulf Coast Beach
Thank you God for the forward button everyday in my life. Eternal life. I am thankful for what I have been provided, and will be provided always in your great path for me in the journey of life; and livelihood. I am happy just the way I am. Grateful for all the loving things that have been revealed to me. I give thanks, and appreciation to your good ways for me in mind, body, and spirit. Because our health and balance here together is so important, and sacred. Shall peace and tranquility always be our guide to more opportunities for my good work. Thank You.

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Thoughts that I collected somewhere.


Information from Buddhist teachings….

As an impermanent transitory reality, I can only be injured, or indignant of if I cling to myself. Think of oneselfs as a substance enduring through time. Suffering caused when we falsely attribute ” absolute reality”, where there is only “relative reality”.

Third Noble truth: Termanination for craving. Cure for suffering is no attachment, or termination of craving.

Freedom is not the renunciation of all emotions and feeling, it’s the ability to rise above the incoming sensations.

Do not cling to these experiences.

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” When Your Smiling” Lyrics by John Dellenger

John Dellenger © 2015
Nature on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

” When Your Smiling ”
Lyrics by John Dellenger © 03/17/2015

When your smiling
When your smiling

The whole world smiles with you
When your laughing
When your laughing

The sun comes shining through
But, when your crying
You’ll bring all the rain
So stop sighing
Be happy again

Because your smiling
The whole world smiles with you

“Easy To Love” Lyrics by John Dellenger

Inspirational lyrics.
Inspirational lyrics.

“Easy To Love”
Lyrics by John Dellenger © 17/03/2015

I can’t give you anything but love
I can
That’s the only thing I have plenty of
Don’t mind the rain drops till the raindrops stops
smile through your tear laughing at the night

Live for tomorrow
Be happy today
Laugh all your sorrows away

The sky’s will clear up
Laugh all the way laughing through life

No road is lonely
Grin through your smiling tears

Laugh all your sorrows away
Loose all your blues laughing at life

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Barbecuing at KinWinik Jungle Tours San Ignatio, Belize

One of the things I really enjoy while touring Belize is visiting with my friend John Chuc who is a local Mayan. He is a nice guy and he knows a lot about jungle life and the area. Have learned a few things over the years being in the jungle with him. Like how to build a home in the jungle with the material available. There are some really nice waterfalls in the area. A good variety, and the water is soothing with Belize’s all around warm temperature. Getting caught in the rain, or at night is really the only time it seems to cool off, or get cold. When in the jungle it’s always good to have a sturdy comfortable hammock with an insect net, and rain tarp. And don’t forget the insect lotion, and shaking your boots out every morning before you put them on. Though burning old dried up hornet nests hanging in the trees will get them away with the smoke it causes. We like to barbecue and play music at his place KinWinik Jungle Tours in downtown San Ignatio. Turtle shells are part of the percussion section. This grill is made of limestone and ash mixed with water. It’s the Mayan way of making things out of the existing material that can be readily available. Takes quite a few bonfires of jungle maintenance to accumulate the ash needed to mix with the limestone. Which is one of the reasons I love Belize time so much.

Great times in San Ignatio, Belize
Great times in San Ignatio, Belize

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Breaking Bread In St. Elena, Belize

I enjoy my time immensely when I am in Central America. One place I have been frequenting quite regularly is the San Ignatio, and St. Elena area. Just across the bridge of the Macal River there is a bakery that has some great looking and wonderful smelling breads.

Ah! The smell of homemade bread.
Homemade breads. Yum.

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Thoughts On Escaping From Camp 14

Conscious vs the Subconscious.
A reflective outlook on one’s birthright. Inspired by the book ” Escaping Camp 14 ” written by Blaine Harden (2012)

Taken from the memoirs, and interviews of Shin Dong-hyuk

Written by John Dellenger © 9, March 2015

I woke up this morning and felt very strongly about a certain tune by Bob Marley that kept playing over and over in my head. The song is entitled “Zimbabwe”. Then I tried to find my consciousness, which I think some may try to define as subconsciousness. I found as I awoke to the waters surface a shimmering light. But, I still pondered for the sadness left in my heart. The lyrics where making me sad as never before. But why?
Then eureka, it was there in front of me. A rush of emotion of feeling sad thinking of Shin dong-hyuk’s birthright, and what it means to be born under such situations as Camp 14 in Northern Korea. The incredible mind opening book ” Escape From Camp 14″ changed my life even more in trying to understand the plight of the different consciousness levels going on within the Universe; in all it’s dimensions.
Was it God’s plan that we all have to return to the age of innocence? And that betraying your birthright is exactly what it is in the subconscious, and conscious? Because it seemed the two where fusing together and spinning at such a unforeseen Earthly rate that natures flow was as usual.Unstoppable. But, at what speed to humans acceptance of the reality that the meek did inherit the Earth; just as Christ proclaimed.
Is their any matter in man, or woman’s evil intentions towards those who nurture; as compared to those who destroy? Because it can only be in one’s lies of support and affiliation to the truth of their marriage that the dimensions in their reverse order be revealed. The once again beginning of the truth of man and woman’s sin; and the yolk they share in greed, and lust for their false God of money. How blessed is the gift in knowing the life of eternity with it’s wonderfully revealing path of freedom. To be completely grateful for what one came with when they entered this new material world named Earth.

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