Everest Base Camp!!

October 6th, 2014|China, Nepal, Tibet|

Mt. Everest, or Mt. Qomolangma as it's known in Tibet, in all her glory.  Mt. Everest was officially named after the British Surveyor General, George Everest, because there were so many different local names.  The international border between Tibet and Nepal divides the precise [...]

The rest of Nepal

October 2nd, 2014|Nepal|

Nepalese police armed with canes. NamasteSome of these puppets are scary looking!So the Beatles stayed in Kathmandu, but apparentlythey misspelled their name.This bell is rung once when cremations are done.This ladies room is protected by an [...]

Meeting the Nepalese

October 1st, 2014|Nepal|

This little man followed Mike aroundfor an hour trying to convince himthat he could indeed learn to play theNepalese Traverse Flute.  Ha! World news is hung from the wall.Serious dreadlocks.Keeping calm at the temple.Nepalese Girl Scouts. [...]

Food in Nepal

September 30th, 2014|Nepal|

The local meat market.  This was on a dirt road withlots of flies.  I decided on the spot to be a vegetarianfor this trip.Yaks cheese is quite mild.  We thought we'd be surviving on protein bars, but [...]

Feeling spiritual in Nepal

September 29th, 2014|Nepal|

"Namaste" is the typical greeting here in Nepal.With hands folded and a slight bow, it means that"I bow to the divine in you."  Our good friendsLarry Anderson and Kathy Shelby along withLarry's son, Tim (from [...]