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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Aarti-Hardiwar, India

Aarti-Hardiwar, India

We had waited for dark for nearly an hour, sitting on the steps with our feet in the cold water. I shifted back and forth for comfort on the hard surface until the music and chanting started. The sun dropped red behind the buildings and the Ganges flowed fast as the priests lit the torches [...]

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India-2008

India-2008

2008 I traveled to India and completed the “Chota” Char Dham by visiting the four Hindu temples; Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedranath and Badrinath. Journal-The loose dirt gave way under my feet, spilling rocks down the slope as I made my way to the river. I reached the bank and stepped on a flat rock where I [...]

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Tibet, 2010

Tibet, 2010

This summer I was able to travel to Tibet and complete the kora (circumventing) of Mt. Kailash. It was a very arduous journey but transforming. Journal entry-2010 The trail rolled over another rocky bulge of earth and I looked ahead at the body that lay stretched out on the dirt. His arms reached out in [...]

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