A Winding Road in the Sun

A Winding Road in the Sun

Sounds of cicadas were on either side of the car. We hugged the narrow road as it twisted its way up the ridge through the jungle. Windows down, I hung my head and arm out taking in the sun, sounds and sweet air. Monkeys sat on rocks and stared back without fear. Hindi music played [...]

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Everest House-India

Everest House-India

We had arrived in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand which sits on an airy point in the hill country of northern India and sought out the estate of the first Surveyor-General of India (1830-1843) Sir George Everest. With the help of marginal local directions we drove a windy one lane road to a washed out dirt path. A [...]

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Dashera Festival-India

Dashera Festival-India

The crowd surged forward and back with the flashes and cracks of the fireworks. Sparks flew into the air landing on shoulders and heads but no one seemed to notice. The singing and excitement grew louder and thick as the mass waited for the torching of Ravana. The twenty foot tall paper Mache statue stood [...]

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Kathmandu-Nepal

Kathmandu-Nepal

We were at the top of the hotel on an open veranda waiting for the coming sunset. It began with the sun turning a pale pinkish orange behind lavender blossomed trees. The far hills became a soft pastel blue; as layer upon layer of hills approached the streets below each grew bluer and darker. Black [...]

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Sanctum Sanctorum-India

Sanctum Sanctorum-India

The sun reflected blindingly, as I shielded my eyes. I looked at my bare feet in the slush, felt the cold air against my body and undressed. I had watched the others remove their clothes and turbans and walk over to the icy water and enter, sit and begin dunking themselves. My mind blanked as [...]

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