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

The day we saw Sagarmatha (Everest)

NEPAL | Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [867]

4/25/09 I had garlic soup (Ama said it would help..) last night and felt even sicker – crying myself to sleep………………..so lonely…..I thought I am going to die………………………., but I only fell asleep, waking up to go pee and was surprised I was still ... Read more >

Tags: ice river and the village of gokyo left, next to gokyo lake.

Made it

NEPAL | Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [584]

4/24/09 The 15 th day of the trek – we got up too early.   Our hosts didn’t get up and we had to wait around in the cold for breakfast. Not an easy situation: The lodge are private homes, so we are basically staying in somebody’s house ... Read more >

Into thin air..........

NEPAL | Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [853]

4/23/09 This is cold, cold, cold. Glad, I bought a really good sleeping bag before I left CA. The trick is now not to have to go pee at night at the same time it is essential to drink a lot of water/liquids with all the activity up here in ... Read more >

getting higher and higher...

NEPAL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [581]

4/22/09 The clouds parted and left us with an incredible view of the snowy Mts – there is no way for me to describe the sight and the FEELING to be in THIS world. At 4000m now it isn’t only the view that take my breath away, I am sure, but ... Read more >

Short day

NEPAL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [583]

4/21/09 Strong beginning, beautiful weather, gentle climb – we only hiked for a few hours and then stayed put for another day to acclimate. At the end we hiked back downhill in the fog – really isn’t my thing! The lodge (a river resort!!!) ... Read more >


NEPAL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [618]

4/20/09 Monday day11th I sent off some mail in – what looked like – a private living room: The post office. The nice clerk said it will take about 2 weeks for the   B’day wishes to Kipp and Sadie (now that I am transferring my journal onto ... Read more >

Tags: picture at a mani wall (prayer wall)

In Namche

NEPAL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [550]

4/19/09 Sunday day 10 th We got here in the middle of the day, climbing steep for the last 2km. Gita and I found a reasonable priced lodge with a sweet, old, a bit forgetful lady (Ama), who brought us two pieces of aple to welcome ... Read more >

Tags: the big city....

Getting really into it...

NEPAL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [628]

4/18/09 day 9 This morning we left well rested, charged up, relatively clean and happy. The surroundings/views are getting more spectacular. We past the path to and from Lukla, which means we will encounter   tourists, since this little ... Read more >

Lonely Planet...

NEPAL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [651]

4/17/09 We trekked on – day 8- beautiful days, gorgeous high ass Mts with snow – no sight of Everest yet……………My legs are hurting now all the time. I have never walked so much in my life. It’s hard, very hard and I wonder every night how I ... Read more >

The Cave...

NEPAL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [621] | Comments [1]

Today is day 7 th – finally bandaged up my swollen right knee – feels better, but we also been climbing uphill- very little downhill – my knees sure like that. It’s been warm and a bit tropical at 1600m in the Khari Khola Valley, but we get clouds ... Read more >

14/4/09 –Tuesday. Somewhere between Lamjura Pass and Junbesi, going to Ringmo.

NEPAL | Sunday, 24 May 2009 | Views [896]

We are now officially off schedule –half day behind. I am not sure if that means we are taking it slow??!! The descents are very hard on me, my legs, knees, feet and   toes are hurting permanently . Where is the fun of this adventure? We got to ... Read more >

13/4/09 Sete to somewhere past Lamjura Pass.

NEPAL | Sunday, 24 May 2009 | Views [1371]

We walked through a hail storm today as well as some hard downpours and didn’t make it to our destination to a little village named Junbesi.   We stopped after the pass of 3530m when it started to get dark and stayed with a family with 5 kids ... Read more >

Tags: nepali family - we loved the milk tea, so very yummy....

Jiri to Bhandar

NEPAL | Sunday, 24 May 2009 | Views [1474]

11/4/09 – Saturday Bhandar to Sete Today our goal is Sete- the longest, hardest and furthest yet……My legs are sore – we made it, but I wish I would never have to hike ever again………………Man, this is hard!!!! The locals are amazing.... Read more >


NEPAL | Sunday, 24 May 2009 | Views [745]

9/4/09 Jiri I can’t believe I am off to hike in the Himalayas…………….Oh my gosh! The bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri was 9 hours- some part of the road were dirt and some of it inspired me to close my eyes, in spite of the beautiful surroundings, due to ... Read more >

Tags: asking us to give them pens, candy or balloons, this group of kids greeted us on the way

Gallery: Nepal

NEPAL | Saturday, 23 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The day Coby came...

NEPAL | Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | Views [619] | Comments [1]

Just came out of the beauty parlor - don't know if it helped, but after cleaning myself, a good night sleep, breakfast with Gita and then being surrounded by women who messed around with my face, arms, legs, feet, shoulders, back, neck and hands. They ... Read more >


NEPAL | Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | Views [587]

Coby had reserved a fancy hotel for the three weary travelers and that was a good thing. We got here late and when I filled up the bathtub and immersed my (still a bit skinny) body in the warm/hot water, I realised I hadn't felt any hot water or used ... Read more >

To Kathmandu

NEPAL | Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | Views [690]

We left at night on the - what turns out to be- long bus trip to Nepal/Kathmandu. The train was good - late as usual, but good, We got to Gorakhpur in the morning and caught the local bus to the border. The visa was $100 for a 3 month visit and everything ... Read more >

Tags: in the bus to the border - leaving india....

Gallery: Kathmandu on the way

INDIA | Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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More from Varanasi

INDIA | Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | Views [761]

There is a rule: Smile at kids and women, but never at a man - you will never get rid of him, truly! The place I am staying at, seems to be a real youth hostel - somehow I feel old. I think I am the oldest person here....oh well........... Anyways, ... Read more >

Tags: saris by the ganges

Going to Varanasi

INDIA | Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | Views [693]

We felt in need of a taxi this time (that is Gita, Larry and I) and skip the bus. So we taxied to Satna and waited - what was supposed to be 4 hours, but the train was late, 6 hours for the train. The longest hours - so far for me in India! The mosquitoes ... Read more >

In the train, the bus to Khajuraho

INDIA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [1252]

Leaving Agra in the morning, waiting for the train , we found ourselves surrounded by begging children - one holding a baby! We had bought food for the journey, only to find ourselves giving it to the children how really appreciated it! The train ride ... Read more >

.......and finally the Taj Mahal........

INDIA | Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | Views [734]

A long train ride to Agra (every train ride seems to take 12 hours here), but this time with Gita and Larrry made it easier, because I didn't have to chain up my backpack and worry about my stuff going to the bathroom, which is - you wouldn't think so ... Read more >

Even though .....................

INDIA | Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | Views [590] | Comments [1]

it thundered last night in Jodhpur, I had a good night sleep. My belly thundered and rumbled on for a while as well. Sweet Nisha - the hotel Mama made me some yoghurt (curd) and Chai, before leaving, but I put my two bananas on the table and the dog ... Read more >

Getting ready to go to Agra/Taj Mahal

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | Views [813]

What a sweet little town Jodhpur is. Leaving tomorrow early - was sick all day yesterday and felt like going home........ The little family run hotel (Heaven Guest House) made me feel at home though and it wasn't all too bad. The antibiotics kicked ... Read more >

Tags: jodhpur market, where i got all those saris

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