Category: Outdoors

Santorini Views

Following the Footsteps of Odysseus

After the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings, in June we travelled forward about a thousand years in time, to visit ancient sites in Greece. During this time, I was reading The Odyssey for school, and… Read More

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

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

Yala birdlife

Caution: Elephant Crossing!

Here in Sri Lanka it is really hot, especially in Colombo.  Once we left the big city, though, the heat wasn’t quite so bad.  After Colombo, we went to the beach at Mirissa where we took surfing lessons, and then… Read More

Kalaw to Inle Trek, Myanmar

Finding Our Stride at Inle Lake

We arrived in the hilltown of Kalaw after a long drive — six hours on dusty, winding roads —  from the plains of Bagan. The air was cooler,  and the flat dusty landscape gave way to rolling hills… Read More