Nepal

Back Alleys in Kathmandu: Part 2

For those of you just joining us, I’m in the back of a Toyota Corolla in Kathmandu trying to see some of the sites. In case you missed it, check out Part 1. Suffice it to say, what should have been a three hour tour is quickly turning into an undefined prison sentence on Gilligan’s Island...

Back Alleys in Kathmandu: Part 1

I’m here in the low season. The very low season. I’m staying at one of Kathmandu’s largest hotels, but there are so few guests that, when I couldn’t remember my room number in the restaurant, the waiter told me what it was. Weird… If you’re considering a visit, October and November...

Summiting Everest, But Not Really {Video}

Yesterday, I wrote about the stunning mountain views as we approached the Kathmandu airport. I wasn’t able to take any pictures though because of the restrictive Chinese security protocol with regard to cell phones. But these mountains are so stunning that I had to find a way to...

50+ Hours to Nepal

Wow! That was a long trip. I’m finally in Nepal where it’s currently 12:35 p.m. on a Tuesday in Summer. Back in Antananarivo, it’s 9:50 a.m., also Tuesday, but in Winter. (Nepal is one of the few places on the planet that observes an off hour time zone. North Korea is also in that bucket...