News from the Four Corners
T minus 12 & Ticket in Hand
November 30, 2017 In
[ Manvel ] Two departure dates have come and gone, but the third is indeed the charm: my ticket is booked, bags are largely packed, and I fly from Houston to Casablanca on Tuesday,...
Houston, We Have a (small) Problem
November 4, 2017 In
[ Manvel ] As you may or may not be able to discern from the above image, that’s a rod and a couple of pins inserted into the top of a femur. No, it’s not my femur…but...
A Rod Serling Namaste
September 29, 2017 In
[ Kathmandu ] After the relatively uneventful, eight-hour van (née bus) journey from Pokhara, I hopped a taxi to my usual digs in Thamel, Red Planet Guest House. Current...
Cooler than Kelvin
September 25, 2017 In
[ Pokhara ] From time to time most of us think we’ve hit upon some plan or idea or dream that is different—something ultra cool, undeniably unique, or particularly...
September 22, 2017 In
[ Pokhara ] For those of you who don’t already know, I launched a Patreon crowdfunding campaign in late June, early July. I spread the word amongst immediate friends and family,...
September 18, 2017 In
[ Pokhara ] As my departure from Nepal approaches, and Africa looms, the hourglass of my first half-decade in the Himalaya is releasing its final grains of sand. With only...
Light in Babylon: The Sahara
September 7, 2017 In
[ Pokhara ] On my first trip to Istanbul in October of 2012, I was wandering down Beyoğlu district’s most famous avenue, İstiklal, when I happened upon a trio of street...
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...
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