The second Tibetan uprising

Published in: Tibet | March 14th, 2008

Travel Journal Overview: Rather than repeat what happened in Tibet during the riots here, below are two detailed accounts I’ve written up on the events. Including photographs and podcasts. Both links are located here on this website in my stories section. For those looking exact details and practical information on how to cross from Nepal… Continue reading more »

Traveling Overland through Tibet – Part two of two

Published in: Tibet | March 11th, 2008
Buddha at a Monestary in Tibet (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Travel in Tibet was surreal. Vivid landscapes like nowhere else on earth. I was about to headed into something else as well. The infamous second uprising in Tibet.  For those looking exact details and practical information on how to cross from Nepal into Tibet, then you should read my guide: How to… Continue reading more »

Traveling Overland through Tibet – Part one of two

Published in: Tibet | March 8th, 2008
Tibet

Travel Journal Overview: And so I left Nepal for Tibet. The penultimate country that wasn’t a country anymore, according to some, on my overland journey. I was carrying a mixed bag of feelings around.  The following is part one of two entries involving a daily account. For those looking exact details and practical information on… Continue reading more »

Sheeva’s Birthday, a good time to say Goodbye to Nepal

Published in: Nepal | March 3rd, 2008
Nepal - a very ancient and beautiful place, Patans streets (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I had spent more time than I could have possibly imagined in Kathmandu, and indeed Nepal. The place that had given me the feeling of home, that place I had fought off, the place I found it hard to leave. But, leave I had to. Moving on often brings me to think… Continue reading more »

Words that call you to action, a return to Pokhara

Published in: Nepal | February 18th, 2008
Dye

Travel Journal Overview: On any long journey you change. Sometimes you realize it, sometimes it has to be said to you. Here both happened. I was tired of listening to other travelers and their monotonous tales. I was reaching the stage of been there, done that. But, I was about to hear some words that… Continue reading more »

Going nowhere in Kathmandu, China’s worst winter in 50 years

Published in: Nepal | February 2nd, 2008
Happy New Year - Losar, Tibetan New Year (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Riots aside, I should have been ready to hit the road for Tibet. I had everything sorted out with an agent. Only one thing now stood in the way. The worst Chinese winter in 50 years. Stephi pointed to the front page of the Kathmandu Times. My eyes widened as I saw… Continue reading more »

Getting to know Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | January 28th, 2008
A Sadu in Kathmandu, Nepal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Two friends showed up a day after the riots. I didn’t know anything about Kathmandu, there was no better time to explore the ancient city. Nobody seemed that concerned with the riots I had been in the middle of the day before. As I rushed to get the photographs to the BBC,… Continue reading more »