After a four hour flight from Nepal, I was the city of Dubai which is in the country of the United Arab Emirates. As my friend Joan said, "talk about cultural whiplash!" I went from crowded congested roads like this: To organized roads like this: I went from a city like this in a developing … Continue reading United Arab Emirates – Dubai!
In this final post of Nepal, I just wanted to share with you photos and thoughts that I had throughout my journey that really didn't fit anywhere else. So, here goes..... Impressions of the journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu This was our final road trip in Nepal. Again, I don't know which is the "lesser of … Continue reading Nepal – Odds and Ends
Phewa Lake in the Pokhara ValleyPokhara means "valley of lakes." In this region, there are 7 popular lakes. We stayed next to Phewa (pronounced fee-wa) Lake, the largest lake in the Pokhara Valley and the second largest lake in Nepal. I love the Pokhara region! Before, in Kathmandu and Chitwan, I just wasn't enamored with … Continue reading Nepal – Pokhara the Lake Region
To continue on our tour of the Pokhara region, our next stop was: Devi's Falls It wasn't very impressive this time of year but in the next couple of months, this fall will be gushing down. I doubt if people will even be able to stand in the viewing area to the right. Ram shared … Continue reading Nepal – Pokhara Region (Part 2)
This region of approximately 580 sq miles, has been a national park since 1973 and since 1984, a Unesco World Heritage site. Prior to 1973, it was protected as a hunting reserve by King Mahendra. According to Lonely Planet, this hunting reserve status protected more animals than were actually killed. In the holy Hindu dialect … Continue reading Nepal – Chitwan National Park
On the weekend of Sept 13, 2014, I traveled to Antrim, NH for an all-class college reunion. In 1976, I graduated from a small private college, Nathaniel Hawthorne that no longer exist because people embezzled money from the college and it had to close. It is such a sad legacy for a place where I … Continue reading Nathaniel Hawthorne College Reunion
If you have read my "author's blog" you will know that I write children's books. My latest book is "Lizzie's Lesson" and Lizzie's message is "always look for the good that comes from bad." The saying throughout the book is "when things change and I feel sad, I will always remember good comes from bad." Meeting … Continue reading Every Once in Awhile You Meet an Amazing Individual…..