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Out of the bubble......... One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.-- Henry Miller

on the way out..

THAILAND | Sunday, 21 Mar 2010 | Views [654]

Kipp was early, Khale took us to the air porter, Ellie hugged us, Anne came and waved, but we got to the air porter and James surprised us with a picnic of ice cream on the ground, Katie came with my favorite Russian treat. What a way to be sent off ... Read more >

Tags: the good bye committee


Photos: Thailand

THAILAND | Sunday, 21 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

On the way out
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The last day of an AMAZING 6 month trip

GERMANY | Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Views [722]

I found myself in the middle of a touristy area in London near Big Ben, listening to a guitar player singing Beatles, Steve Wonder, Eric Clapton - all the songs I knew a long time ago and still do............... This is the end of my ... Read more >


Countdown for the last days in Europe...

GERMANY | Saturday, 18 Jul 2009 | Views [604]

......and they are dreamy to say the least - after Detmold and the heavy emotions that sometimes memory brings with it, I am now in paradise and the beauty of making new memories... Amsterdam in the summer..............ah.....ah............. Read more >

Tags: miriam and margit


A blast from the past.....or: down memory lane.....

GERMANY | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [680]

7/15/2009   ……..the train again…………this time to Amsterdam! I had spent the last few days in Detmold. This town was my home for five years (1978-1983) An intense time of love, relationships, learning, school, work, emotions.... Read more >

Tags: the street frank and i used to live on


trying to get along.............

GERMANY | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [634]

In the train to Detmold..   How was the visit with my mom? Since my arrival and each time I heard her on the phone she said the same sentence: “ I am so happy, because my daughter is with me” or “ My daughter is here, she ... Read more >

Tags: margit and her mom in stuttgart train station


Gallery: In Europe

GERMANY | Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Back in the "old country"

GERMANY | Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | Views [863] | Comments [1]

In the train to Bochum: The days after leaving Kathmandu are like a daze again. Going from an extremely poor country into one of the richest parts of the world is a shock as anyone can imagine...........no matter how you wanna ... Read more >


Done trekking for now.

NEPAL | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [773]

Wednesday May 13th (my father died 6 years ago on this day) Thamel (touristy downtown area in Kathmandu) is a good transition to the “real” world, or better: The world and the life I am accustomed to. I am so, ever so, grateful that I got ... Read more >

Tags: larry and gita in a cafe in kathmandu (thamel)


A 23 hour bus ride to remember....

NEPAL | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [1217]

All right, it was a long ass ride in the bus! I could not get comfortable the roads were rough, the frequent stops were a blessing and a curse. We experienced 2 road blocks at night, one in a village were somebody was accused of kidnapping ... Read more >


Staying next to a Monastary in Hile

NEPAL | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [1155]

Found a lodge next to a buddhist monastary. When we first arrived, we thought somebody is playing with a microphone and doesn't know that the speakers where on outside (you know when kids play with microphones, right?) It turned out to be some kind ... Read more >


In a jeep on the "road"

NEPAL | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [782]

Friday May 8 th – We got served chapatti and milk tea for breakfast – this time the chapattis were more like latkes – very, very rich and yummy. I ate myself   silly…….. We also got invited to stay a day longer and visit the school-... Read more >

Tags: waiting for the bus


Staying with the family - Party of the town.

NEPAL | Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [896]

May 8th - day 29th We caught up again - no longer behind, just in time.... Our guide (-book) was utterly wrong this time. We were so lucky to have stayed in the Gothe Bazaar Lodge, because the trail lead us up a ridge and over some rocks on a steep ... Read more >


The drama with the kitties and then the river, the ducks, the rain and the bliss.

NEPAL | Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [801]

Thursday May 7th day 28 At 6am we got woken up with breakfast -each of us got 2 eggs (omlette stile) and a cup, of milk tea served in bed. What ever sweet and kindness our female host showed at the time, it changed, when she saw mama cat nursing her ... Read more >

Tags: in the kosi (river)


Got a bit behind again...............

NEPAL | Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [604]

Didn't make it all the way to Phedi. Climbed up to the pass, but all three of us felt a bit weak today. We had rumbling stomachs (yogurt, milk?). So the climb was harder and slower..... Passed the pass Salpa Hanjyang at fairly good weather, but soon ... Read more >


More thunder, rain and lightning.....

NEPAL | Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [1248]

Tuesday May 5th day 26 We kept going up, up, up, to Sanam through the rain thunder and lightening again. Found a little porter shelter and hung out with some school kids who went to school in Gudel where we had lunch today.It wasn't all together too ... Read more >

Tags: school kids greeting us with namaste...


the day before the last peak

NEPAL | Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [787]

Monday May 4th day 25. OK, I have to say it again: After 3 days I was able to feed the pig. Our host family was very, very nice. This Amma was force feeding us last night (did I mention that already?)and when I had told her that I was really, really ... Read more >


Green meadows and how to feed a pig....

NEPAL | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [1202]

Hiked up to the pass of Satu La at 3173m in the rain, thunder and lightening right above our heads- steep, slippery and narrow especially near the peak. I went ahead and found myself scared alone, when the clouds moved in on me with the thundering at ... Read more >


Grateful

NEPAL | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [627]

Saturday May 3rd It blows my mind again to realize where I am……We are staying in a little Sherpa village named Najimgdimgma. We got here descending and ascending through steep, steep rocks and forests. It hailed and rained on us then it cleared again ... Read more >


The count down....

NEPAL | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [605]

30/4/09 day 21 Short day today- good!! Tomorrow the countdown can start to the life I know. I like the short walks, even if it includes some steep up and downs. May first – the Merry Month of Margit has begun….. I have to remind myself that we still ... Read more >


Another world...

NEPAL | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [616]

Thursday 4/30/09 We left well rested and fed – on the way out we were addressed by a Sherpa in a panic – he gestured us to come inside the house on the side of the trail communicating in some way that he needed medicine for his friend. A man sitting ... Read more >


On the way down.......

NEPAL | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [639]

4/29/09 ….but didn’t sleep as well as I hoped for - oh well! We walked out of the Sagarmatha National Park and made it all the way to Mushe, our goal to stay in the same lodge we stayed on the way up, the Danfe Lodge. It was a hard day again and my knees ... Read more >


Back in Namche - a little civilization

NEPAL | Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | Views [651]

  4/28/09 day 19 th ……………..but they were good, real good. I tell you, when you get really hungry, even if you eat potatoes every day, you just want them so bad and then they still taste good every time. You think you don’t ever ... Read more >


Trekking back out.....

NEPAL | Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Views [630]

4/27/09 Sleeping in high altitude is a challenge – everybody here is tossing and turning through the night, but I must have slept, because I woke up to bright sunlight – ready to go down……..well, to be perfectly honest, it won’t be just down, ... Read more >

Tags: the village of phorte


Is this real?

NEPAL | Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [616]

4/26/09 I had somewhat of a restless night (another symptom of high altitude…). We go to sleep here around 8pm and we don’t get up until 7 or 8am – our bedtime is dictated by the temperature around us. Besides that I have trouble sleeping ... Read more >


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