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The air up there: Inside Upper Mustang

May 19, 2011


So there I am in Kagbeni, the southern-most town of the District of Upper Mustang, about to cross the border with my two friends into the “restricted” area of northern Nepal, and I’m wondering, “What the heck will I find in this desolate land? By the time I’m done, I’ll have spent over $1,000 and […]

The air up there: An introduction

May 7, 2011


After a month-long hiatus from blogging, I’ve got a lot to share. But I’ll admit it’s mostly about Upper Mustang, a remote northern area in the Nepali Himalayan range where I spent two weeks in April. Getting up to and into Upper Mustang is no easy feat. As a “restricted zone,” foreign nationals are required […]

Good morning, Annapurna!

October 29, 2010


Taylor and I went on our first trek in Nepal this past week, and I had my closest, clearest view yet of the Himalayas. Oh. My. Word. What a completely surreal experience. My pictures here are, of course, not as good as Taylor’s, who has some eye-popping shots on his blog. We took a bus […]

Sunrise in Nagarkot

October 9, 2010


    The best stress reliever in the world is not, as some would guess, yoga. Nor is it a massage. It’s not a hot shower, and it’s not a sauna. No, no, you’re all wrong. The best stress reliever is watching the sun rise over the Himalayas. Most of last week for me was […]