Category: Nepal

Saved by the Aftershock

First a couple of notes: Something my tour group will appreciate:  Enjoying Mongolian beef at the New Orleans restaurant tonight, my first taste of beef since I began this trip almost a month ago.  (It also has the best wi-fi in town.) I realized I accidentally deleted many images from the slideshows I had on Read More …

A Nepali Family

“Have good dreams, brother.”  This is what I hear over and over every evening as I leave the Social Development Center, a home for 15 children in Kathmandu.  In the morning, I am greeted with “Namaste” (palms together, fingers pointing upwards in front of chest) and “Did you sleep well, brother?”  The children at SDC Read More …

Goin’ to Kathmandu

I will try to sum up my first few days in Kathmandu with three short slide shows.  The first one shows the busy tourist section of town, Thamel.     We were treated to a demonstration of how to make (and eat) momos, a traditional Nepalese dumpling that can be served with meat and/or vegetables and Read More …

Zipping through Pokhara

Pokhara is a small city with gorgeous views of the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas.  At 900 meters, it serves as a starting point for many treks into the mountains, so the town is filled with restaurants, bars and shops that cater to the trekking community.  Coffee shops and free wi-fi are everywhere, as are Read More …