Freezing at Dawn on Pun Hill

Trekking, Day 4, Ghorapani to Tatopani – Up at 5:30 a.m. and it was absolutely numbingly cold, great and I was about to climb 300 meters straight up the hill behind the hotel named Pun Hill to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. It was even colder outside and the hike was really taxing. Something […]

“I’m cunt” – Day 3

Trekking, Day 3, Ulleri to Ghorapani – Up and breakfast of Tibetan bread and honey. Ram and Som told me they were going to set me and them up with a Nepalese girl in Ghorapani. Left Ulleri and climbed up more stairs to Nayathanti at 2460 meters for a tea break. That took half the […]

Himalayan Foothills – Day 2

Trekking, Day 2, Khare to Ulleri – Up at half seven, a quick tea, then we were off. For the first part of the morning, we followed the paved road. Evidently, the Chinese come down and build a new section of the road every year, so their trucks can bring Chinese goods over the border. […]

First Day of Trekking

Pokhara, Nepal – Battled the mosquitoes in the bedroom all night and had to fumble around in the dark at 3:30 a.m. looking for matches to light the mosquito coil because there was not any power. Left the hotel at 7 a.m., breakfast at the German Bakery, then I walked to the lakeside to meet […]

Preparing to Trek

Pokhara, Nepal – Up at 5 a.m. to see Rich off on his journey. I told him that I would leave him a note at the hotel and another one in Kathmandu telling him where to find me. He got on his bus to start his trek and I wandered up to the restaurant to […]

Negotiating for My Guide

Pokhara, Nepal – Up this morning and headed straight to the German Bakery down on the corner. We had discovered this place the previous morning and it was a God send. They served tea and coffee and served the best pastries, plus we could sit there admiring the mountains as we ate. After breakfast, it […]

Shopping in Pokhara

Pokhara, Nepal – Up at 7:00 a.m. and walked out on to the deck of our hotel only to see the most breathtaking, stunning view of the snow-capped Himalayas. Those two days of bus riding were worth seeing the view from our hotel deck, it was stupendous. Sat in our hotel restaurant complete with bay […]

Small Buses to Pokhara

Belahiya, Nepal – Sunauli in India, Belahiya on the Nepal side. We woke up at 6 a.m. and headed over to the immigration office to get our visas and get stamped into Nepal. We arrived at the immigration office and the dudes were standing outside watching us approach from the Nepal side not the Indian […]

Crossing the Nepalese Border

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India – Up at 6 a.m. and headed down the river for our sunrise boat cruise to see all of the people bathing in the river. We cruised down the river but I was surprised not to see like hundreds of people bathing. There were only about 50 spread out along the […]

Burning Ghats of Varanasi

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India – Our train arrived Muglie at 9.a.m. and we jumped on the bus for one hour ride to Varanasi. We arrived no problem and Rich and I got a rickshaw to the outskirts of the old city. No autorickshaws allowed in there. We were wondering around the old city looking for […]