7/24/2010 to 7/28/2010 | Himachal Pradesh , India

Monsoon Wedding in Manali

12► I’ve been through Manali often but I’ve never spent much time in the place.  I’m usually on my way up to Ladakh or Spiti anxious to reach my destination.  Malali has never really attracted me much though it’s a very popular destination for both Indian tourists and western backpackers.  Indians are drawn […]

7/21/2010 to 7/24/2010 | Delhi , India

Still Rebuilding Delhi

12► By the time I finally left Nepal, 4 months after I had arrived, the subcontinent was in the midst of the monsoon.  I have generally managed to avoid traveling much in the Indian monsoon.  A time when city streets are flooded with overflowing sewage, cloths never dry, mold thrives, and mosquitoes fill […]

4/12/2010 to 7/20/2010 | Nepal

Kathmandu and the Buddha’s Birthday

12► When Sarah left I moved out of Thamel (the tourist ghetto of Kathmandu) to visit my friend Kili in the “suburbs” of Kathmandu.  Kili had a bad accident shortly after I had left Nepal last fall, leaving him paralyzed from the waste down.  It was hard to see this man who had […]