News from the Four Corners
The Beginning of the End of the Beginning
September 5, 2017 In
[ Pokhara ] Only three days late, and zero dollars short, I extended my Nepali visa one last time. This extension takes me to the first of October, completing my 150 days...
Ladakhi Road Warrior, Part II
July 23, 2017 In
[ Kargil, Jammu-Kashmir ] And the not-so-long-anticipated sequel: images from days 6-8 of [what turned out to be] an eight-day, agenda-free trip around Ladakh. Due to weather...
Ladakhi Road Warrior, Part I
July 20, 2017 In
[ Kargil, Jammu-Kashmir ] Here are a few images from the first five days of what is scheduled to be a ten-day, improvised trip around Ladakh. I set out this past Saturday...
A Sufi Mystic & A Transglobalist Walk into a Bar…
July 17, 2017 In
[ Leh, Ladakh ] Make that a ZingZingBar (ZZB)—a seasonal encampment twelve kilometers shy of Baralacha La pass. Baralacha La sits at 4850m—the second of five massive...
Onward & Upwards
July 15, 2017 In
[ Manali, India ] For what seems like months (because, like, it has been months) I’ve been working too hard and exploring too little. And I ain’t kiddin’...
Ajay & the Lean-To Luncheon
July 6, 2017 In
[ Manali, India] In July of 2013, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, was my point of departure for a seven-week, 1200km bike ride through the Indian Himalayas. (That’s bicycle,...
Return to Old Manali
June 28, 2017 In
[ Old Manali, India] The weather in Nepal was getting hot, with the Monsoon rains still delaying their appearance. The 90-day Visa I picked up on arrival was due to end on June...
Pema Ts’al Puja
April 28, 2017 In
[ Pokhara ] When first-timers or bucket-listers think of Nepal, pop-culture evidence and personal anecdote both suggest conjured tableaux of mystical ice-tipped mountains,...
An Afternoon in Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square
April 6, 2017 In
[ Kathmandu ] My second day in a row to break the “no tourist sites” rule—this time visiting Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square. (I suppose if you’re...
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