It’s now been 13 full days since I returned home from Nepal. Since then I’ve managed to organize my semester (I hope), give a talk, submit a couple of papers, adjudicate a grant, begin lecturing the three courses I’m teaching, and organize the students who foolishly decided they wanted to work with me this semester1. Also, I […]Read more "Because My Health Demands Adventure"
If I return home with an extra 50lbs, I won’t be surprised. And I’m not talking souvenirs, because I don’t usually buy too many things while I’m travelling. The odd time I’ll pick up some artwork or a fridge magnet or possibly some coffee deliciousness (or maybe duty free), but it’s always limited in size […]Read more "Because Stuffed"
Rick and I are still enjoying the comforts of our fancy-pants hotel in Kathmandu. We’ve just finished eating breakfast in bed (because fancy-pants hotel), and are contemplating venturing out to wander the streets of the Thamel district to get some delicious coffee from Himalayan Java. It’s a rough life, but someone has to live it.Read more "Because 2015 Is The New 2014"
So it’s 2015. Every year I like to take some time to look back on the various lists that I had developed to review the various goals I had set; a way to measure where I’ve been and how far I’ve come. This year I’ve also opted to look back on some of the unexpected adventures […]Read more "Because 2014 Is So Last Year"
Today we said farewell to both Petrina and Sanjay – one returning home to Singapore, the other moving on to the next leg of his adventure in Dubai. That leaves just me, Rick, and Alan, (as well as Timarian – another trekker we met on our journey to Everest base camp) to ring in the […]Read more "Because Ringing In The New Year In Kathmandu"
Written two days ago, posted today – because interwebs are solar powered here and I was busy climbing mountains and stuff during the day. Today was a really good day. We awoke around 6am to make our way from Leboche to Gorakshep. While we were told the trek would take 3 hours, we managed it […]Read more "Because Everest Base Camp"
Yesterday we spent our morning hiking up to 4900m just outside of Dingboche to acclimatize ourselves for the treks to come, including of course, base camp.Read more "Because Dingboche To Leboche"