Asia is such a fascinating continent. It’s wildly diverse. It’s mountainous, tropical, rural, urban, populous, remote, affordable, expensive, naturally stunning and architecturally beautiful...all at once! I first visited Asia in 2005 when I traveled to India. I immediately overwhelmed by new sights, smells, tastes and sounds. And I also immediately in love with Asia. I… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!
This has been a pretty epic year of travel for me. Unlike any other for sure! As I sit in a condo in Mexico on New Year's Eve, I'm reminded of last New Year's Eve, where I stood on the Great Wall of China and think "How is this my life?!" Since tomorrow brings the… Continue reading 10 Countries in 12 Months: Looking Back at 2014
Nepal was a surprisingly amazing country. It was also probably my favorite to photograph. Everything from the scenery, to the architecture, to the people, it was absolutely beautiful. We primarily stayed in Kathmandu, and never got to see Nepal's claim to fame, Mount Everest, but the things we saw inspired us and changed us. So… Continue reading 9 Things I Loved in Nepal [that aren’t Mt. Everest]
While traveling through Asia this year, I’ve gotten used to being in the minority in a room. We’ve been to 2 of the 4 most populous nations in the world, so being an American girl in Asia is quite a small percentage. But I had a new first as a minority this past week. After… Continue reading The Only American Girl Leaving Nepal
Nepal is a culturally rich nation, and at the heart of their culture is religion. In the valley of Kathmandu, one can find elements of Buddhism, Hinduism, and animism almost everywhere. We visited a few of the well-known religious sites in the Valley and learned so much about the Nepali people, their worldview, and culture.… Continue reading Capturing the Culture of Kathmandu
"We'll see how far we can get." That's what our host told us when we talked about driving outside of Kathmandu Valley for the day. In monsoon season in Southern Asia, that may actually not be very far. But we were ambitious. We were hopeful. We were aiming for Tibet. Tibet is one of those… Continue reading Road Trip to Tibet
For some reason, I read the most while traveling. Maybe it's because I'm not working my 9am - 5pm [or 10pm] job at home, but I just find that I read furiously while traveling. And since I'm traveling so much this year, I ambitiously gave myself a goal for 100 books this year. And I… Continue reading Reading on the Road: My Top 10