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Sadhus A Go-Go!

December 14, 2010


In the Pilgrimage to Pashupatinath post I promised to post pictures of sadhus (Hindu holy men) that we saw at the temple. Here they are. These fellows were hanging out at the shrines on the banks of the Bagmati River, but you see sadhus at many a holy site all throughout Nepal. The sadhu lifestyle, […]

Christmas cheer in South Asia

December 13, 2010


We had our first visitor from home this weekend! Taylor’s dad was on a business trip in Dubai and was able to reroute his flight home to include a stop in Kathmandu. (Sweeeeet.) Sadly, he was only able to stay for one night, but it was enough for a whirlwind tour of KTM and to […]

It’s cold and it’s complicated

December 3, 2010


It’s already December, and I’ve been thinking about how to describe the onset of winter in the KTM valley. After much thought, this is how I’d sum it up: It’s complicated. Ever since autumn hit in mid-November, the days have been like daily climate sandwiches: A slice of hot afternoon in between two hunks of […]