News from the Four Corners
Bob the Easter Camel
March 27, 2016 In
[ Pushkar, Rajasthan ] Happy Easter to all my Christian friends! In honor of the holiday, I present you with a joyful, sacred, and ultra-cute Rajasthani alternative to the Easter...
Holi’s Armaments of Peace
March 23, 2016 In
[ Udaipur, Rajasthan ] To everyone, everywhere: Happy Holi! The Festival of Colors begins today at the evening (sunset) puja. My friends in Nepal have already celebrated with...
Jaipur to Jodhpur
March 19, 2016 In
[ Jodhpur ] Days 5-7: My third day out of Jaipur, yet only the second on the motorcycle. Why? Because yesterday was spent locked in my hotel room sick, running a mild fever,...
A Guru and a Hero
March 10, 2016 In
[ Jaipur, Rajasthan ] In which Yours Truly charms an assembled crowd at a street wedding, nearly gets trampled by an elephant in traffic, tattoos a camel, laughs (uncharitably,...
Bhojpur Solo IV (Kot)
February 1, 2016 In
[ Kot Village ] Bhojpur Solo Trek, Days 7-15: Dalgaun – Kot Village The main reason for this trip is to visit my Nepali family in Kot, a small village across the Pikhuwa...
Bhojpur Solo III (Mane Bhanjyang)
January 24, 2016 In
[ Mane Bhanjyang ] Bhojpur Solo Trek, Days 5-6: Mane Bhanjyang – Dalgaun Climbing through an unknown forest by moonlight alone? A bit intimidating. The most worrisome...
Bhojpur Solo II (Ghoretar)
January 21, 2016 In
Bhojpur Trek, Days 3-4: Simle – Ghoretar – Mane Bhanjyang After Simle, the trail climbed steeply and quickly away from the river, vanishing into the deep woods...
Bhojpur Solo I (Simle)
January 19, 2016 In
Bhojpur Trek, Days 1-2: Chatara – Barahachhetra – Simle After taking the overnight bus from Pokhara to Dharan, I grabbed a local bus to Chatara, a small town on the Saptakoshi...
February 3, 2016 In
[ Yueqing ] I suppose everyone has their Everest to climb, though ironically that mountain never spoke to me. For me it was always Sagarmatha’s sexier, deadlier little...
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