Month: May 2016

Prayer Flags at Annapurna Base Camp

Perseverance and Impermanence in the Himalayas

  If the air conditioner in Alleppey, India had been more powerful, we wouldn’t have come to Nepal at all. We’d planned to spend two months in Sri Lanka, split up by a short visit to southern India… Read More

Annapurna Trail

Aspiring to Annapurna

When we decided to add Nepal to the list of places we would visit on our trip, I didn’t know what to expect. I saw photos of the huge mountains, and I thought it would be amazing to be… Read More

Kerala Houseboat

By Boat Through the Backwaters

The southern Indian state of Kerala is filled with “backwaters,” hidden canals and streams that villagers use for fishing, farming, and transportation. Half of the year the backwaters contain fresh water and the other half salt water. During… Read More