After spending an afternoon and evening in Kathmandu, experiencing the busyness of the city, the depravity of the temple and some of the local cuisine, dhal-bhat (dhal=lentils and bhat=rice), we were all exhausted. We also spent about an hour or so being briefed on our trekking expedition to start the next morning at 6:15 (although in my tiredness, I heard 6:50).… Read the rest
You can’t visit Nepal without some realization of either the Hindu or Buddhist religion and their unique culture. With the population being predominately Hindu, marks of the eastern religion are all about. Prayer flags, temples and sacred cows are intermixed with stores, schools and homes.… Read the rest
Day 1 (Wednesday) Kathmandu, Nepal
As we saw the views flying into town, we could already get a glimpse of what we were about to experience. I saw smoke stacks from brick factories lining the outskirts of the city as we were dipping below the smog and haze.… Read the rest
We started our adventure on Sunday afternoon with a 2 hour drive to Billings. We met up with all of the team members for our last meal on American soil for the next couple weeks. The ladies were fortunate enough to be able to stay at a house where most of us got actual beds or a couch.… Read the rest
I Love Airplanes!
Lets get some things straight. I love airplanes. Who doesn’t, right? The fact that we can overcome gravity with cleaver engineering and by the brute force of a jet engine, propel ourselves to locations deemed impractical just several short decades ago.… Read the rest