Nepal

In the Hood

Spring had arrived and it was a sunny day. Great time for a walk in the neighborhood. I put on ...
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An Indecent Proposal While Exploring a Tourist Hot Spot

This has been a stay-at-home spring break for us which is easy to do when you live in the middle ...
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Rampaging Gang Invades Our Home in Kathmandu

A loud crash on the patio announced their arrival. We ran to the windows and looked out. We were surrounded! ...
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More fun with the Ricoh Theta S camera

One of the challenges of 360 photography is finding sites that take advantage of the technology. Just uploading the image ...
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Halloween Fun and a new Camera

While in Vietnam two weeks ago, I was introduced to a new camera, the Ricoh Theta S. It has a ...
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Somewhere from the cold and dark…

Years ago we participated in the National Geographic's Genographic Project. We sent away our cheek swaps and they either tested ...
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Laxshmi puja – Let there be light

Today is Laxshmi puja, the day to welcome the goddess of good fortune to visit your house. We checked the ...
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A Festival of Light in the Dark – Part II

 This looks like a traffic jam.... But actually it is cars and buses parked along the road waiting for gas ...
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A Festival of Light in the Dark

This is the festival season in Nepal (See this previous post to learn more). Think of the time between Thanksgiving ...
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Traveling to Nepal? Uncle Sam says think again

More depressing news.... From the US Government: Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel and Fuel October 8, 2015 We recommend that ...
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When the Grinch Stole Dashain

Dashain, a time of sacrifice and festival in Nepal is a huge holiday. It is a time families from throughout ...
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No Diesel, No Petrol, No Relief – Dependencies Part III

We went downtown today. We passed a long line of taxis, abandoned in front of a petrol station. Each day ...
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Dependencies Part II

I keep checking the local news outlets looking for the "Everything is Resolved" message, but all I see is more ...
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Dependencies

A short time ago we were looking at our wealth. The value of our houses minus the debt, our stock ...
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Writing, Lizards, and the Quake Brain

At first I thought "Who wrote that?" Then I realized it was me. It was a combination of two of ...
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Earthquake Fatigue

Three weeks ago our world in Kathmandu changed. Global plates, constantly in motion, get stuck, pressure builds, and then they ...
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Caught in the Kathmandu Earthquake

I grew up, and still have a home, along the San Andreas fault in California, and for my sixty plus ...
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A very quiet day in Kathmandu

Why? Well, it is related to a post I wrote, but didn't publish on October 24th of last year: I ...
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Going to pot(tery)

The Transportation officer at work said "Do not go into the center of Kathmandu on Saturday!" There was a large ...
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A visit to an interesting nearby temple

Saturdays are often our shopping days. We had our three regular shopping stops, then back to home. We were in ...
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A Walk in the Woods

On our first full day at Chitwan, our naturalist, Tulsi, suggested a jungle walk. "Wear good hiking shoes, long trousers, ...
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Kathmandu Driving Test

Here's a little test of your powers of observation while traveling by taxi through Kathmandu. Watch this video first... No ...
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This Chariot is Not for Racing!

It started as a normal weekend. A little shopping, getting our haircuts, and a chance visit with friends at a ...
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An interesting week in Kathmandu

The monkeys have been very bold of late parading about school and on the electrical wires outside of our house ...
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Election Day

Election day in Nepal was a holiday. More than that, the Election Commission decided it was a vehicle free day ...
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Election Season

It is election time here in Nepal. The country is electing an assembly that will draft the country's constitution. The ...
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Gods, Games, and Alcohol

We entered into the last part of the festival season, Tihar, the festival of lights. A five day festival that ...
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A rainy visit to Bhaktapur

It was the start of the festival season in Nepal, Dashain followed 15 days later by Tihar, and according to ...
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A Journey Through Space and Time

It is about space and time. After 17 years in one spot, an eternity for global nomads, we have moved ...
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An Auspicious Day

I think this was an auspicious day.I flew to Kathmandu today for brief visit with my new school.At the very ...
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