Thursday, April 28, 2011

Clean Paws!


Look who came to the house today! I saw this van in the village a week before and promptly copied the phone number to make an appointment. I was really looking for another grooming service for our schnauzer since the last grooming place I was using wasn't doing a good job.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Living Museum


The villages of Bungamati and Kokhana are only 8 km from city of Kathmandu, but they look like they belong to another era. These rural villages lie right next to each other and date back to the 16th century.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Windows of Nepal


One of the first things that jumped out at me as I rode through the streets of Kathmandu was the intricate carved windows that adorned the facades of even the most impoverished homes. I've always been fascinated by the cast iron window treatments in France, as well as the wrought iron windows/balconies in Spain, but I've never seen carved wood windows like these before.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rendezvous with Everest

  Kongde Ri

This was definitely the highlight of our Nepal trip. I wish I could sound like an extreme mountaineer and say I trekked to get to Kongde. But our hosts, EO Nepal, wanted to give us an experience of a lifetime the safest and most comfortable way. Trekking? Hmmm.. maybe not. After all, we were a group of entrepreneurs, not mountaineers.

Normally it would take 5 trekking days just to get to Kongde. This was not "base camp". This was an area lower than base camp, but the closest and highest one could get to have a magnificent view of those glorious Himalayan peaks.

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