Nothing Wasted-Nepal

Nothing Wasted-Nepal

The public bus from Katmandu to Chitwan National Park had been quite a cultural experience. Our bus was overloaded and packed with bodies, goods and one lone goat tied to the roof, which was to be a sacrifice at a local temple. The blaring speaker belted the one tape of Hindi music our driver possessed, [...]

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Chitwan-Nepal

Chitwan-Nepal

The jungle was thick and the Asian rhino held its ground, blocking our way back to the huts. Our guide whispered to us to follow, as we dropped down ten feet over the riverbank. As we moved quietly by, the rhino stood just a few feet above us. Once past, our guide motioned for us [...]

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The Reef, Australia

The Reef, Australia

 As we dropped beneath the surface of the water I cleared my diving mask and looked over at my daughter. I gave her an ok sign and began to move deeper. We stopped our decent above a large school of barracuda that moved in unison, reflecting flashes of silver. We paused and watched as they [...]

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Machu Picchu-Peru

Machu Picchu-Peru

The hemp rope was anchored to rust colored metal rings as it slung loosely against the vegetation covered rock. Ancient stone stairs rose ahead as I pulled myself on top of one, then the next until rejoining the muddy path. The tree covered trail opened up to carved stone blocks at the summit. The air [...]

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FreeFall

FreeFall

The plane gained 5,000ft rather slowly in large upward circles. The sun was nearing the horizon and the distant hills were darkening into shadow. I sat on the floor next to the pilot and watched the ground get farther and farther away through the bottom opening on the half door. Looking straight down over the [...]

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