In a country of a billion and a half people where most cities have at least a few million residents, Manali is truly a small town of less than 10,000.
Populated with apple orchards, old growth forests, the Beas River, and surrounded by snowcapped Himalayan peaks, one does get a sense that they may just stumble into Rumpelstiltskin or Little Red Riding Hood.
May 11th, 2015 Travel
There are two types of seasonal guests in Hampi: climbers and non-climbers. The climbers can be found chilling on their crash pads constantly looking at the skin – or lack thereof – on their fingertips. They are the ones chattering about the beta of their current project and grading all of their problems at the […]
April 28th, 2015 Travel
1 hour after the earthquake that shook Nepal… I’m sitting in a field in a country I’ve been in for two days surrounded by people whose language I don’t speak. They offer me cookies and water and tell me to sit down because, if the ground starts shaking again, I could fall over and break […]
March 20th, 2015 Portrait
I met Mayte in Hampi, but unfortunately we didn’t spend all that much time together amongst the boulders, though the time we did have was good. What is fortunate is that we met up again on the beach in Gokarna. Climb time was over because of the heat, so an escape to the sea was […]
February 25th, 2015 Travel
Hoi An is a charming — and slightly crumbling — little city of old French architecture, culinary delights, and tailor made goods. The downtown area is set on both sides of a lazy river, a perfect setting to have a drink and a bite and watch the world go by while you’re waiting for your […]
February 6th, 2015 Travel
If there is one tip I can give to visitors of these ancient temples, it’s to see them by bicycle. At $1 USD per day, a bike rental will suit any budget. But the wallet friendly part pales in comparison to the fact that it’s just the best way to see the park. When I […]
January 30th, 2015 Portrait
Last August my very good friend, who also happens to be my colleague because of her fantastic hair and makeup skills, married the love of her life: a handsome, sweet, funny guy from across the pond who is called Jack. Major points to Brooke for marrying someone with a funny accent. Having a bunch of […]
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