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Reflecting on a Year of Riding the Wind

Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sitting here at “home” in California I am hard-pressed to believe what has transpired in the past year. Loaded with lessons, new challenges, new sights, and best of all, new…

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Last Days in Greece. What’s Next?

Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014

I was last in the United States in December 2013. Since then, I’ve traveled to Cambodia, Athens and Crete, Greece, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nepal, Spain…

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A Visit to the Ancient City of Bhaktapur, Nepal

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014

We left Nagarkot after breakfast and arrived in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, the “cultural city” of Nepal, just a half-hour later by taxi. Bhaktapur is about 20 kilometers from Kathmandu but seems a world away. The air is cleaner and the traffic…

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Nagarkot and the Case of the Missing Mountains, Nepal

Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A trip out of the city sounded just right. Time to hit the countryside! We head out of Kathmandu by taxi to visit Nagarkot, a place known for it’s spectacular views of the Himalayas. It’s…

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The Streets of Kathmandu and Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, Nepal

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today’s outing was exhausting and we didn’t do much. We simply walked 15 minutes…

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Kathmandu, Nepal

Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dust clouds, gods, dirt, children in the street, curry aromas in still air, haze, bricks, unfinished walls, grime, Shiva, red powder, faceless statues, brick, strings of marigold flowers, toothless smiles, stairs, traffic, color, legends, resilience, chickens, injury, brain drain, loads…

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Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today we visited what many consider to be the most sacred place in Nepal, the Hindu temple of Pashupatinah. I knew I would see cremations taking place and wondered how I would react. It turns out, the…

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Visiting Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple) in Kathmandu, Nepal

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

An arduous 30-hour journey brought my mother to Kathmandu. What a relief and pleasure to…

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Trekking Nepal – Tolka to Dhampus to Pokara – Day 7 & 8

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014

You know how sometimes you’re having such a good time you don’t ever want an experience to end? Well, this is not one of those times. I am so relieved to find out that this is the last day…

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Photo of the Week: Buddha at Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) in Kathmandu, Nepal

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

This photo was taken at the Monkey Temple in Kathmandu, one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites, having existed for the last 1500 years. In every direction…

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