If you travel alone, you’ve got no one else to bounce ideas off of, to debate having an early dinner versus a late one, or to perhaps even tell you it’s okay to take an afternoon nap. Here are a few tips on what to do when you travel solo.
Posts tagged ‘Nepal’
I’m thrilled to announce that not only has Nellie Haung officially launched the first issue of WildJunket Magazine today, but that yours truly is contributing editor. Nothing like a childhood dream come true, ay?
The past week or so has brought a surge of year-in-review posts from fellow travel bloggers. No matter how much these posts may resemble each other, they all matter simply because we’re telling our stories.
“Blow, blow, ye spicy breezes — O’er Ceylon blow your breath, Where every prospect pleases, Save only that of death.” —Ambrose Bierce It was the kind of place that has two names—Sonali, India, or Belahiya, Nepal—depending on which side of the border you happened to be standing. At the end of September, I found myself [...]
“I am as curious about color as one would be visiting a new country, because I have never concentrated so closely on color expression. Up to now I have waited at the gates of the temple.” –Henri Matisse All I needed was a quote about color. Doesn’t sound too ambitious, does it? It’s a usual [...]
“Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.” –D.H. Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia Kathmandu was supposed to be good. Better than good: great, enlightening, or even–dare I say it–magical. Somewhere in the back of the worn-down local bus I’d sat in for the last eight hours, packed deep in my dusty [...]
Yes, that is me astride a [what-I-hope-to-be] lovable, 30-year old female elephant named Sonakali. And yes, I am absolutely, bone-drenchedly soaked. So, you ask, what happened? I pulled into Chitwan, Nepal, yesterday, after an eight-hour bus journey from Kathmandu, having teamed up with Cox and Kings UK to do an elephant ride this morning through [...]
Santosh is driving a hard bargain when I return to his shop Thursday morning. “Prices are fixed…fixed prices,” he says sternly to a group of Asian tourists, pointing at a laminated sheet of paper. Laminated. There’s no bending the rules with this guy. But why should he? He runs the shop of a recently founded [...]
“Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.” –Euripides It’s over. I can’t believe I can finally say those two words, but it’s true…we survived the Rickshaw Run! Citlalli and I rolled across the finish line last Thursday night at precisely 6.35pm–24th out of 72 teams! Not bad, considering we were one of [...]