News from the Four Corners
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...
Life & Death in Kathmandu
April 5, 2017 In
[ Kathmandu ] At the behest of the same visiting friend from my recent Tansen excursion, I broke from my usual “no tourist sites” rule and visited both Kathmandu’s Durbar...
Tansen, Palpa District
March 29, 2017 In
[ Pokhara ] I took a visiting friend on a well-intentioned trip to Tansen, Palpa District, by motorcycle. What was supposed to be a 4-5 day improvised tour of the region...
Back in Shangri-La
March 27, 2017 In
[ Pokhara ] On a dusty haze-infused afternoon, after an interminable series of flights and their patience-trying delays—after too many hours on a bus and too few in slumber—I...
Behind the Scenes with KGA Design
March 14, 2017 In
Photography & Video
[ Houston ] Viewing one’s place of origin with a fresh eye is always a challenge. During my current US visit, I had dinner with an old friend—Houston’s longstanding...
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