Ben and I arrived to Northern India 7 days ago. Last weekend, we flew from Kathmandu to Delhi where we spent the night in the airport. We spent several hours in an uncomfortable lounge area, awaiting our flight to Leh, with Nepal still fresh in our minds. We weren’t ready to leave Nepal. Visa permitting, … Continue reading On the Border of India & Pakistan
Since our last post, about our experience delivering school supplies to students in Saurpani, Gorkha, Ben and I decided to return to Kathmandu. The monsoon season has started and many of the roads in the countryside are starting to deteriorate. Landslides will soon become the norm and some roads are expected to wash out completely. … Continue reading All Hands: Project Nepal in Kathmandu
This post is a difficult one to write. Ben and I have just completed 22 days of hiking in the Nepali Himalayas and in thinking of how to compile my thoughts about these three magical weeks, my mind remains focused on the earthquake. We’d just gotten back to Pokhara the morning the main earthquake hit. … Continue reading Kathmandu & Hiking the Himalayas
One of the few places Ben and I had heard of before coming to Myanmar was Inle Lake. It’s a large lake that is 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide, situated in the mountains of Central Myanmar. There are about 70,000 people living on the lake, most of which are the “Intha” people, Intha … Continue reading Walking to Inle Lake
Vietnam was one of the few places in the world that I had no desire to visit. Christina decided we were not going to miss it so she dragged me over the border kicking and screaming. Once we got here I was immediately happy we decided to come. As we waited at the Cambodia-Vietnam border … Continue reading Good Morning Vietnam!
Ben and I decided to spend the remaining two weeks of our visa in Southern Laos. Many foreigners traveling in Southeast Asia come to Laos, but few make it south of Vientiane. Those that do are usually headed to the Kong Lo cave. The cave is a 7.5 km tunnel through a limestone mountain, that … Continue reading Laos Countryside by Motorbike
After our meditation retreat in Chang Mai, Christina and I wanted to get away from the crowds and visit some of the many hilltribes that inhabit the northern regions of Thailand, Burma, and Laos. In 5 days we did the Mae Hong Son loop. We left on a 5 hour van from Chang Mai to … Continue reading ‘Turn Down Pho Wat’
Xela, our home for the past 4 weeks, is the second largest city in Guatemala. Its full name is Quetzaltenango, but everyone calls it Xela (Shell-a). Besides the extreme cold at night, Ben and I love this city! A majority of the population is Mayan. With their clothes, their crazy markets, etc, its a harmonious blend … Continue reading Nuevos Horizontes- a Women’s Shelter in Guatemala