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    The Airport Diaries: Lucky Number 7 Comforts that Make You Feel ‘Safe’ Flying into Lukla

    Lukla Airport, or Tenzing-Hillary Airport in honor of the climber and Sherpa who first summited Everest, was ranked by the History Channel as the most extreme airport in the world in 2010. The approximately 450-meter runway sits over 9,000 feet above sea level in a quad of cliff faces on all sides and was the […]

    October 27, 2011 7 Comments Travel
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    Project Phurba Sherpa

    I first had my doubts about our Sherpa guide Phurba when I enthusiastically asked to take picture of him and Heather upon our arrival into Lukla on the first day of our trek through the Himalayas and he looked less than thrilled to be there. After a couple of days of being left alone on […]

    October 27, 2011 5 Comments Travel
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    Dining Al Vista

    One of the first questions everyone has asked me about trekking in the mountains of Nepal is, “What are you eating?” The answer is: anything you want. If you can get past a loss of appetite that is a common symptom of the onset of altitude sickness or AMS (acute mountain sickness) and was unfortunately […]

    October 27, 2011 5 Comments Travel
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    When You Left for Nepal, Did You Remember…

    1. To pack your formal wear? 2. To rest up? 3. To feed your pet? 4. To pack light? 5. To use the restroom? 6. To eat a snack? 7. To bring comfy shoes? 8. To refill your prescriptions? 9. To bring some candy? 10. To get a pedicure? 11. To do your laundry? 12. […]

    October 27, 2011 6 Comments Travel
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    The Good, The Bad & The Funny – Two Proofs of Murphy’s Law in Old Kathmandu

    We arrived in Kathmandu in the morning, neither of us having done much research on the old capital of Nepal, as it was a launch pad for our Himalayan trek in the Khumbu region. Nepal is a zealous combination of serene and sensory, its crazy capital providing all of the in-yo-face sights, smells and sounds […]

    October 26, 2011 6 Comments Travel