Boat prow on the Ganges, Varanasi, India I was invited recently to be a guest blogger for the site http://trailofasia.com/. You can read my guest post, “Varanass, Varanass,” an account of surviving both the 2-day bus journey from Kathmandu to Varanasi as well as the Indian heat, here: http://trailofasia.com/riding-the-bus-to-varanasi-india/ Thanks to Elaine of Trail of Asia for the invitation!
Swayambhunath pigeons – Kathmandu, Nepal
Flower garden, Potala Palace, Lhasa
NEW FACE CARE – Varanasi, India
Rainy day reflection, Tibetan countryside I like to share good blogs that I come across, especially ones that are exceptionally well-written. Good writing and photography inspire me to further develop my own talents. Here are some recent excerpts from some of my favorites: On travel: I have learned much about myself in the last few weeks. Traveling has a way of doing that to you. You are on an emotional roller coaster where one minute you have everything under control and the next minute you are completely lost and chasing after a bus. That is the beauty of traveling, sometimes it’s fun to not be in your comfort zone. Getting used to being unsure of where you are and where you are going is half the fun and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is the path to success or at least sanity. Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable, by Sarah Curl, KF12 Uganda http://fellowsblog.kiva.org/ On Tibet: Since the moment we arrived in Tibet 4 days ago I have felt utterly mesmerized. The impossibly harsh, jagged, and seemingly lifeless peaks that dominate the landscape are punctuated with valleys filled with technicolor fields of wildflowers and wide mountain streams that perfectly reflect the sky not so far above. The colorful traditional buildings and colorful local dress are all the more alluring against the bleak, rugged landscape. I Smell yak Butter! by Sarah http://passedports.wordpress.com/ On Tibet: Tibet is not just remote, it looks like another world. The Tibetans call their country ‘Bo’;