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Trek & Transit: Realizations on the Road to Pokhara

The road to Pokhara is a bumpy one. A supposedly eight hour journey from the heart of Kathmandu to the mountainous, second-largest Nepali city, puts your nerves to the test. Winding gravel roads, hugging the mountain sides with mere inches to spare between two lanes of traffic and a vertical drop. The line of twenty… Continue reading Trek & Transit: Realizations on the Road to Pokhara

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Trek & Transit: 16hrs to Chengdu

It’s becoming a frequent feeling, this confusion mixed with lasting excitement and frustration. A strange sensation fills my mind now that I can communicate strictly through smiles and hand motions. I have spent so much time in a place where I knew the language that when it came to traveling “backpacker style”, it feels unnatural… Continue reading Trek & Transit: 16hrs to Chengdu

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Trek & Transit: Halong Bay

The infamous rainforest covered peaks of a staggering 1,900 limestone islands pop out of nowhere in the foggy distance of Vietnam. The massive bay itself spans for 1,553 square kilometers, which to me, is unfathomable. We were able to only see a small area during our one day, one night cruise.  A small crew, including… Continue reading Trek & Transit: Halong Bay