Asia

Bangladeshi Kids and a Rickshaw

Here is a shot of my summer adventures in Bangladesh. Kids are a delight everywhere you go, and these ones in a Chittagong fishing village were thrilled to see a caucasian person. Experience a rickshaw ride through Sylhet, the coffee-producing northeast of Bangladesh. Averaging 90 lbs, the rickshaw drivers pedal all day on a one-geared […]

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Petite Perfection

Children in Nepal are enamored with mimicry. This was a delightful discovery on a recent trekking adventure in the Himalayas, where I spent ten exciting days climbing to Annapurna Base Camp. These girls, in particular, wanted to follow my every step, so we had our own little model parade on their break from school.

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Thailand

Standing, sitting, or reclining, Buddha can be found in all of his curious incarnations in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. The ancient royal district houses multiple glittering temples, all meticulously clean. In the reknowned Wat Phra Kaew, the pint-size Emerald Buddha is honored three times a year at the change of every season, during which the statue’s […]

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Annapurna Base Camp 4130m (13,550 ft)

I will persist in trekking in the off-season. There may be more clouds, more chills… but the trails are yours. The mountains are all yours. Come with me to Annapurna Base Camp, the culmination of a 6-day climb through lush fields, wet forests of tangled vines, and frozen tundra. At 13,500 feet I had made […]

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Trekking Nepal with a Food Allergy

Even though cows freely roam the streets in this predominantly Hindu nation, sufficient protein is hard to come by. This is in part due to frequent power outages, which hamper efforts to refrigerate food. If the streets smell like rotting meat, it’s probably not a good time to order chicken. In touristy areas of Nepal, […]

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