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Trip: India/Nepal 2011

There are [8] stories from my trip: India/Nepal 2011

I can spit on Mt. Everest and you can't. Nyahh, nyahh.

NEPAL | Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | Views [920]

 I am sitting in a bar in Kathmandu, Nepal. There are four other people here and a band consisting of four twentysomethings sitting (yes, sitting) in a row on the stage at the other end of the bar. They are playing a mix of well-worn American pop/rock ... Read more >

Tags: kathmandu, lousy cabernet sauvignon, nepal

Day 10 - Ganges River Boat Ride

INDIA | Saturday, 3 Dec 2011 | Views [1148]

I think my numbering of days is all cockeyed at this point - today is definitely day 10. Up at 5:00am and dragged ourselves downstairs and onto the bus before dawn to see the Hindu devotees from all over India who come to Varanasi to bathe in the Ganges.... Read more >

Tags: ganges, hinduism, india, terrific wooden flutes, varanasi

Day 4 - I channel my inner Sebastian Junger

INDIA | Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | Views [1145]

Today we get up early to hit the road to the Amer Fort, formerly the home and palace of the maharajah of Jaipur, who built it in the16th century. This is a major tourist attraction, something that is not hard to believe judging by the large number ... Read more >

Tags: amber fort, help the elephants of jaipur, india, jaipur

Day 3 - The Road To Jaipur

USA | Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | Views [591]

Jaipur , the capital of Rajasthan state and known as "The Pink City," is today's destination by motor coach. The endless juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary continues to amaze me. One minute we're stopped at one of the ubiquitous ... Read more >

Tags: eye popping levels of destitution, india, jaipur

I just lost....

INDIA | Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 | Views [509]

....an hour's worth of work trying to post a blog entry here when my web browser crashed suddenly. And now it's 7:00am and I have to shut down so we can go to Jaipur (known as The Pink City) at 9:00. Not happy. Will attempt to reconstruct on the ... Read more >

Tags: crazy web browser crashing at inopportune times, delhi, india

Photos: India/Nepal 2011

INDIA | Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery

Alicia's and Jim's wedding excursion to the Indian subcontinent
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Bonjour from Paris

FRANCE | Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | Views [487]

Nice flight. Air France knows how to fly. A first: they have a water & snacks bar up front in one of those tiny alcove/passageway things that enable you to cross from one aisle to another. Pour your own Coke, water, mineral water, orange juice...... Read more >

Tags: airport, france, no functioning electrical outlets, paris

Let's Go To India

USA | Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | Views [898]

Getting to Dulles Airport and proceeding to the gate on Thanksgiving afternoon was a major occasion for......well, giving thanks. Fastest check-in in family history. The photos are where we're at while waiting on Air France to whisk us off on leg #1 ... Read more >

Tags: dulles airport, thanksgiving, vegan snacks