Site-Seeing in Kathmandu

In Orange is the New Black, when Piper first arrives in prison, Yogi Jones approaches her and asks if she’s ever heard of a mandala. When Piper says she has, they are “those round Buddhist art things,” Yogi Jones elaborates: The Tibetan monks make them out of dark sand laid out into big beautiful designs.Continue reading “Site-Seeing in Kathmandu”

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 2

I’m breaking up my trek to Mardi Himal Basecamp into 2 parts (here’s part 1). To read about how we set the hike up & basics about the trek, check out this post. Day 3: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp In the morning, after another breakfast of eggs, bread, and porridge. we setContinue reading “Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 2”

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 1

Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp from Pokhara The Mardi Himal Basecamp trek winds through lush forrest, fragrant with rhododendrons. There are plenty of opportunities to gaze at the mountains from windows between the trees. Each day, the mountains grow closer and closer, but they’re always visible. By the time you’re right below them, itContinue reading “Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 1”

Nepal Etiquette & What to Know Before Trekking

Before I found out that I had the chance to travel to Nepal, I had never heard of it. I had heard of the Himalayas, and I had always wanted to see them. Nepal is almost entirely in the Himalayas. 8 out of the world’s 10 tallest mountains are in Nepal, including Mount Everest. It’sContinue reading “Nepal Etiquette & What to Know Before Trekking”