We left Pankaj in Calcutta at 5am to make our flight to Mumbai. After one night in Mumbai in a nice air conditioned airport hotel (our first a/c in over 4 months) we continued our flight to Nairobi, Kenya and then Blantyre, Malawi. From Blantyre, after 12 hours of travel, we took a 3 hour … Continue reading The Warm Heart of Africa
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
A couple years ago when Christina and I were in the Amazon we came across a bushmaster snake in our path. Our guide, a native of the jungle, was deathly afraid of snakes and made us turn around and go back to camp. The next day he insisted we go back to the same path … Continue reading Survivors in Gorkha
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
A week in Myanmar and I am in awe. As Christina eloquently put it in the last blog the country is enchanting. After a few days in Yangon, we decided to take an overnight bus to the temples of Bagan in the central region of the country. Between the 11th and 13th century over 10,000 … Continue reading Temples of Bagan
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!