Paul Kan’s Asia Journal #17: July 5-17, Nepal & Tibet, Part I – Nepal and Tibet

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Arriving shortly after the royal family massacre, it’s only after passing an effigy that Paul feels a sense of danger.

Paul Kan’s Asia Journal #19: July 5-17, Nepal & Tibet, Part III – Nepal and Tibet

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The most interesting monasteries are outside Lhasa, just beware the yak butter.

Paul Kan’s Asia Journal #18: July 5-17, Nepal & Tibet, Part II – Nepal and Tibet

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The monastery seems to have given way to the marketplace, even around the mighty Potala.

The Marsyangdi Bites Back

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Christie Eckardt learnt to never underestimate Nat

Full Moon at Mani Rimdu (5 of 5)

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We chose the rocky path. Halfway up, under a relentless sun, three of us decided to turn back. I was disappointed our stamina had waned. I didn’t want to miss the Rimpoche’s blessing. We had come this far, but Jim assured us, “Save your energy for tomorrow’s ceremonial dances.” I demurred. The following day we […]

Full Moon at Mani Rimdu (2 of 5)

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Few people stumble into Nepal by accident. Jim had an ongoing love affair with the mountains and its Sherpa inhabitants. Susan had begun a jewelry business in California. Rick was Buddhist so for him coming to Nepal was a pilgrimage. My husband, Chris, and I were just plain curious. I had one problem (aside from […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 24

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Friday 17th November The last day of my holiday has come. Time flies by so quickly but I do feel that I have had a proper break. Not once has work entered my mind since I have been here. I got up at the late hour of 7.30 a.m. Breakfast was porridge and croissants at […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 23

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Thursday 16th November During the night I only went to the toilet once. The alarm went off at 5.45 a.m. After settling the bill, I waited outside at the front of the hotel for the bus to pick me up. Several shops had started to open up and a couple of croissants and cinnamon rolls […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 22

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Wednesday 15th November There are just two more days until I go home. I finally succumb to Kathmandu Quickstep! At 4 a.m. I woke up with a cough and stomach cramps. Within minutes I was on the toilet. It was 5.45 a.m. when I got up for the sunrise. After a quick wash I made […]

Trekking in Nepal – Everest Trek Schedule 21

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Tuesday 14th November At 5 a.m. I woke up but turned over and went back to sleep. Three hours later I got up. After a nice long hot shower I felt much better. Perhaps it was the pizza I had back in Kathmandu after all. It was off to the Boomerang Restaurant to eat breakfast […]