A Taste of Thamel Kathmandu

I kind of suck at traveling because I’m lazy. I don’t do enough research, or rather, the things I end up researching never end up being the things I see. I like wandering around foreign cities and getting lost. As romantic as...

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How NOT to get your visa in Nepal

After landing in Kathmandu, I follow the other passengers into the customs area which, along with the rest of the airport, is straight out of the 1970s. I half expect to see Ben Affleck and the cast of Argo  sweating in an...

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A Vision of Everest

The 3+ hour flight from Kunming, China to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, is a friggin’ walk in the park compared to the itinerary of the past few days. After a 14 hour flight followed by a 4 hour layover...

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7,895 ways to leave your lover

Holy shit. I just found out that I’m leaving my love and not coming back. At least not for a few months, which - let’s be honest - knowing me could easily turn into a few years, if not forever. After all, since I first left...

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Culture Shock in Kunming, China

“KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK.” I’m awoken from a dead sleep when - “KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK.” Ok, ok, Jesus. I fling the door open, still half asleep, and see my driver from last night standing with another man, both of them...

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The Real Cost of Travel Abroad

I have just a few weeks to prepare to leave the country indefinitely and am starting to figure out the real cost of travel abroad. The idea that travel is astronomically expensive is a bunch of hooey - like so many things, it’s...

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Welcome to Kathmandu, SUCKAH!

I have just gotten off the airplane from Kunming, China, and have somehow made it into a taxi outside the Kathmandu airport. I've researched a lot about getting from the Kathmandu airport to Thamel, but that doesn't stop me from...

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