Monthly Archives: September 2014

Nepal: A Land Where Time Crawled

One thing we have learned on this adventure is that our concept of time changes. Take a moment and think of the holiday season, late December, with friends and family, planned gatherings and festivities. Blink – and it’s over, back to work in the New Year. Now try to recall a Monday morning after a nice relaxing weekend. The week ahead seems so daunting and endless. Friday cannot come soon enough. Our perceptions of time passing changes, based on so

Tibet: A Land of Mountains and Monasteries

Magnificent, majestic, mighty, mammoth: all fitting adjectives to describe a mountain. But to truly convey the feelings we experienced when we first laid eyes on Everest is simply impossible. We could present you with countless photos in our futile attempt to capture “that moment”, but not one of them will capture the full scope of awe we felt under Everest’s mighty glare. With the mysterious spirituality, torrid history, and iconic mountain ranges of Tibet, we had a feeling it would be

China: Land of a Billion People (Part 2)

How could we go to China without visiting the capital and most well-known city of the massive country? Not to mention, the home of a significant chunk of the Great Wall. With the departure of Eric’s parents, we set off for Beijing. We were greeted with hot, smoggy air, which hardly let up for the 10 days we were there. We settled into our hostel and head for the India Visa Centre with the hopes of preparing for our visit in

China: Land of a Billion People (Part 1)

It was bittersweet to leave the big city vibe that Hong Kong offered. It was a welcomed change of pace to wander around outside past dark and feel safe. We enjoyed the bright lights, busy streets and chaotic transit system – of course, transit in China would eventually prove to be even busier. The first impression of China was a thousand people trying to squeeze through two security gates at Guanzhou West Railway Station. It was the perfect example of

Hong Kong: The Start of Something New

Two weeks of rest on the beach in Zanzibar left us with renewed vigor and a fresh outlook on the road ahead. We got to Dubai airport on our layover with the intention of playing the system and requesting to get bumped up from economy class. We got to the boarding gate and chickened out, but no sooner were we handed two business class tickets! They had overbooked the flight, and we got to reap the benefit. If we were ever going