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    The Airport Diaries: Counting Down at KTM

    3 Minutes Left – A seat free next to the AC! Time to board! Nevermind. “Please sit down.” 2 Minutes Left – Unidentified sandwich with carrot garnish? Neon fruitcake? Time to board! Psych! “Only 30 more minutes, M’am.” “But that’s what you said 30 minutes ago….” 1 Minute Left – Watermelon juice? Toothpick? Time to […]

    November 12, 2011 1 Comment Travel
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    Trading Places: The Three Ladies of Kathmandu

    With the capital as a natural and necessary launching pad to trekking in Nepal, one would be remiss not to soak up its colorful characters as well as the leading local addresses. At The Yak & Yeti, Luxury Is in The Eye of The Beholder We lodged at the Yak & Yeti Hotel pre- and […]

    November 5, 2011 3 Comments Live a Little
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    Trading Places: Khumbu Teahouse Trekking

    If you are expecting to lush it rather than rough it, bunking in the Everest region of Nepal can be as tough as the trail. However, if you can appreciate how hard it is to get supplies up to 15,000 feet, winding down to Sherpa hospitality, steaming dahl, and cozy yak dung fires will feel […]

    November 3, 2011 7 Comments Live a Little
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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