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Three Continents

[ Istanbul, Turkey ] The day is dreary, overcast, drizzling; cool but not cold in the Istanbulite neighborhood of Cihangir. District Beyoğlu. For seventeen days and counting, I have made this my provisional home; its nar...

Facing the Sun

[ Dallas, Texas ] In the Finally Got Around To It department, I’ve just finished a too-little, too-late video documenting last summer’s bike tour through the Indian Himalayas. It’s been pretty exciting ...

And the Nights Will Flame with Fire

[ Dallas, TX ] One thing I’m absolutely enjoying about my short stay here in The Great Satan’s belly? Fast internet. Really fast. My response to this circumstance has been an ongoing video overdose. For examp...

There is No Movement without Rhythm

[ Pokhara, Nepal ] A couple of days ago, riding my bike, I heard a loud “hey!” and turned in the saddle to find myself pursued by a shaggy-haired, swarthy man with a thick, untamed black beard. He was carryin...
The Family Compound

The Transglobalist vs. The Family Farm

[ Pokhara, Nepal ] On the morning of Wednesday, April 23rd, seventy-eight year old Ganesh Kumari Shrestha—my Nepali mom, my aamaa—fell from her upstairs balcony onto a stone and dirt walkway roughly ten feet below. She w...
Himalayan Money Shot

The Transgloblist vs. The First Anniversary

[ Pokhara, Nepal ] For many years and reasons, I have cherished a dream to emigrate from the United States of America1. Yet somehow, with every passing year, recurring season, and yawn-worthy quotidium of quirkily unfold...
The Open Road

Old Man Mountain

[ Pokhara, Nepal ] At this point in my life, I’ve cycled well over 25,000 miles throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. That’s 40,000 kilometers. It’s not as much as some, but it represents far more...
Bhojpur Faces

Transglobal Tuesday #8

[ Pokhara, Nepal ] Dear Transglobalistas– When last we spoke, I had weathered the less-stormy-than-anticipated Constituent Assembly elections here on L’Isle de Pokhara, surrounded by hyper-curious, unbelievably well-trav...
Election Demonstrations, KTM

Transglobal Tuesday #6/7 (L’Isle de Pokhara)

[Pokhara, Nepal] For those Transglobalistas living under a different rock than my own: Nepal’s politically and historically charged Constituent Assembly elections have shaken things up a bit over the last two weeks...
Vulture. Wings. Mountains.

Transglobal Tuesday #5 (The Return to Nepal)

[Pokhara, Nepal] The time had come. My Indian expedition was at an end. Sooner rather than later I needed to make my way back from Himachal Pradesh to Nepal’s Kaski District–an awkward, 1500 kilometer kludge ...
Relaxing in the skies over Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh, India

Transglobalist Tuesday #4

[Bir Tibetan Colony, Himachal Pradesh, India] Happy Diwali! May your Festival of Lights be as bright and cacophonously loud, as riotously festive and friend-filled as ours here in the Himalayan foothills. Aside from Diwa...
To launch or not to Launch

Transglobal Tuesday #3

[Bir Tibetan Colony, Himachal Pradesh, India] Transglobaphiliacs— This week let’s keep it short and sweet: The pre-PWC competition finally kicked off a few days ago, with 90 registered pilots and their hordes...
Transglobalist Tuesday #2

Transglobal Tuesday #2

[Bir Tibetan Colony, Himachal Pradesh, India] Dear Transglobalistas— Another week in paradise has come and gone, and all you’ve got to show for it is this meager, suggestive, implicitly taunting blog post. As...
Gata Loops

On Your Marks!

Lieber Transglobalistas— Tomorrow morning I finally depart from Manali for a 3-4 week bike tour. First leg is the famous Manali-Leh highway, 500km (310miles) and 7-9 days on the bike–due to mostly to the extr...
Class 6 boys

The Transglobalist vs. The Solar Panel

[Bhojpur Village, Bhojpur, Nepal] dear readers— I’m sorry for the rushed posting (forgive any typos, etc), but I have very limited access to electricity, much less the internet, and I needed to cover as much ground...
On the Trail with Yogi

The Transglobalist vs. The Nested Quest

In which a Tibetan plants a seed, a Quest is joined, and Willis survives the dried raisins. ***** First let me give you some behind-the-scenes info. A couple of days ago I intended to regale you with tales of a wonderful...
Hazy Beautiful

The Transglobalist vs. Numerological Stonehenge

Trying to find somewhere to sit comfortably and write on this lazy Saturday afternoon, I wander up to the roof of my guesthouse (home of the infamous $4.25/night view, see above), pull up a chair at the open-air table, a...

Ölüdeniz Air Games

As promised elsewhere, I spent a fortnight or so this past October exploring Turkey by foot and wing. The extended details of this excursion will follow eventually, but–in the meantime–please enjoy these imag...

2012. So far.

Unless those pesky Mayans got it right after all, 2012 promises to be a year of transition. It started with my trip to Pokhara, Nepal this past February, and continued with lots of great times in the skies over Dallas, T...

Cloudplay

Taken from a handful of jumps over two weekends in June 2012. No clouds were harmed in the making of this video…....

Pokhara, Nepal 2012

“Promise” is my attempt to capture an entire 30-day trip to Pokhara, Nepal in one music video. While such an objective is unachievable, I believe that these 6 minutes do present a good portrait of my time the...
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