For us, this was an experience in unmatched beauty and we can’t recommend it highly enough for anyone who revels in the mountains, foreign cultures, meeting new and interesting people, or pushing themselves to the bounds of their physical limitations.
With the sun bearing down on a jagged Himalayan horizon, casting golden light and long shadows on the snowcapped peaks surrounding me, I stretched up to place a small stone on the summit cairn of Kala Patthar. Clad in the bright blues, yellows, reds, whites, and greens of Tibetan prayer flags, this precipice of rock…
As our gaze drifted from the deserted beach of Koh Chang Noi laid before us, up to the grey tides of the Andaman Sea, and further out to the islands of the Myeik Archipelago obscured in the distance by a rain lingering for days, two truths became discouragingly evident: First, we were the only ones…
“The senate had been shut down.” Those are the words of former republican senator from Maine, Olympia Snow, a 34-year member of the US Congress.
Often the priciest part of traveling is…traveling, i.e., getting from point “A” to point “Paradise”. Here’s how to do it on the cheap.
The window to travel around the world with the person you love is small and fleeting. This is how we made it happen.
As my toes gripped a small ledge at the top of a 70-foot tall tufa, I was faced with a decision.
In terms of backpacking meccas, Vietnam isn’t as high on the list as, say Thailand or Western Europe, but it has all the trappings of a budget traveler’s paradise.
Night and day are not enemies, nor are hot and cold, summer and winter, male and female. We need both, often in a shifting or alternating balance.
To talk about our experiences in Korea without mentioning the emotional aspect of it all would be to ignore the real reason we were in there in the first place. But do allow me to digress from those difficult-to-put-into-words parts of our adventure in Korea to instead detail what we did.
You just never know with Pohnpei…sometimes it’s like, “How did I make it a whole year here?” and then later it’s like, “Why would anyone want to leave?”
The longer I’m in Pohnpei, the more it’s become apparent that even on this little island, a place hardly anyone has heard of, in the middle of nowhere, change is happening…the question I had to reconcile: Are these changes for good or ill?