An interesting article here on Buddhist monks who undertake an arduous 1000 day running challenge. In the last 2 years they undertake challenges such as completing 83KM every day for 100 consecutive days. The runs are also over inhospitable terrain on a frugal vegetarian diet.
I was researching different concepts of self transcendence and found many interesting explanations. There also seemed to be a general concept that self transcendence was a personal quest of going beyond one’s limitations and transcending a purely egoistic perspective.
I found a good interview at the Meaning of Life.tv site with Richard Wright and Oxford Professor Keith Ward discussing self transcendence
The first successful unaided crossing was made by Captain Matthew who took 21 hours and 45 minutes 24-25th August 1875. It is one of the most difficult sporting challenges as swimmers have to compete with not just 21 miles but also cold temperatures and treacherous currents.
At the end of 2005, 811 individuals have completed a total of 1185 verified crossings ( under the rules of the CSA, the CSA (Ltd), the CSPF and Butlins. )
This is interestingly less than the number who have climbed Mount Everest.
Experiencing the glory of enigmatic tourist spots need not be expensive. The cost factor of the trip is very significant for those rovers who desire to roam the world and explore the tremendous joy of voyage. A trip can be very taxing if the planning is not done appropriately. Planning a budget trip is also an art of tourism.
Traversing exotic places around the globe need not have to cost a fortune or any lotteries. It is in the hands of the traveller who dwells in the farm of spontaneous travelling to make his trip worth the money. This article complies verified tips that can help you plan a trip on a good budget.
Travelling continuously require great passion and dedication. Taking your bag pack and getting your adventure started is exciting, but it is equally risky if you are not into the frame of planning. Such adventurous trips can be highly taxing and expensive because you will have no idea about the cheaper hotels, food and accommodation, you may end up spending a huge amount of money into the necessaries. Last-minute flights and accommodation are often far more expensive. In order to avoid such rush, pre-planning is the best solution.
Travel out of season
If you want to really enjoy the calmness of the place you are planning to visit then avoid to trip during the holidays. Since the holidays attract a lot of tourists, the place might be crowded, and the accommodation, food and travel will be very pricy. The tourism industry makes the best profit by hiking the prices of every essential. Plan accordingly so that you can set your voyage before or after the shoulder seasons.
This tip is one which is least considered by most of the travellers, and they feel very bad about it. Prices of the products will never be the same around the globe. Different products price differently, if at all you miss packing the very crucial items that is very significant for your trip, then you may have to buy them in there and it might pop higher prices than the actual value. The circumstances will not allow you to bargain since they are the tourist spots, and they charge including services and goods. No matter where you are travelling, pack the very basic things like shoes, jeans, jacket, water bottle, torch, waterproof clothes and so on.
Don’t let food cost you
Food can be highly expensive if you don’t pay enough attention to the restaurants around you. The best option is to can carry your instant meal or have your meals before you start the adventure. Since people save a lot of money to have a great expedition, letting your money flow over the same food items that are available everywhere can be insignificant.