Tagged: asia

Tokyo 2.0

For some, travel is about consistency. Returning to the same place – say, the beach – year after year. That kind of travel is about getting to know a place intimately. And I respect it. But, it’s not for me....

Nearly Knocked Out in Ulaanbaatar

Yesterday, I wrote a little about the Mongolian people’s success as empire builders. Part of their success was due to an intense fighting spirit that — I discovered — lives on today. Cell service doesn’t yet exist in the Mongolian Steppe, which meant...

Horsemanship in Mongolia

I wrote yesterday about the history of Mongolia and mentioned the importance of horses to this place and her people. Mongolian horses are a bit smaller than those in the West. The saddles are different and the stirrups are set...

Settling Into Mongolia

As in Nepal, I was so affected by Mongolia that I’ve decided to serialize the story of my time here. Only this time, I felt admiration rather than disdain. I hope you’ll enjoy the posts over the coming days as much...

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...

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...