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The Taj Mahal’s Little Sister – Agra Fort

This of course is the most visited site in Agra. Seeing the Taj Mahal should be your main objective on any visit to this part of India. But when you’re here don’t miss Agra Fort. There are beautiful courtyards that offer a peaceful retreat from the frenetic pace of Agra. This is the Diwan-i-Am, or […]

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Morning Prayers At The Monkey Temple Kathmandu Nepal

I left my hotel in the Thamel section of Kathmandu to see the city once again from high atop Swayambunath otherwise known as The Monkey Temple. This time I would be there for sunrise. I find returning to sights at different times of the day gives you a fresh perspective and makes them even more […]

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Adam’s Peak-The Holiest Hike In Sri Lanka

Adam’s Peak or Sri Pada is a 2200 meter conical shaped mountain located in central Sri Lanka. All religious faiths on the island consider a hike to the top the holiest pilgrimage. Most will start early in the morning to reach the peak for sunrise. I had left Dalhousie, the small village at the base […]

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My Boat Ride On The Great Ganges Varanasi, India

A morning or afternoon boat ride on The Ganges River in Varanasi is a spectacular way to take in the rituals this city is so famous for. Morning and afternoon sees many Hindu pilgrims taking their bath here along the many ghats or steps. You’ll also see cremations taking place at the burning ghats. It’s […]

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Chitwan National Park Nepal – A Walking Safari

Chitwan National Park in Nepal is a world heritage site that covers 932 square kilometres. I’m here today in the hopes of spotting either the one horned rhinoceros or if I’m really lucky a Bengal Tiger. Chitwan is one of the few national wildlife parks in the world that allows guided walking safaris. As there […]

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Mt. Kailash Tibet Spiritual Center Of The Universe

The second and final day of our trek or kora around Mt. Kailash in Tibet would start early in the morning. We would make our way up the Drolma la pass to reach the highest point of the kora at over 5600 metres. One of the most interesting points along the way was this formal […]

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Trekking The Upper Mustang, Nepal

On my last visit to Nepal I chose to walk the through The Upper Mustang region, not as popular or as travelled as Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit but a place I can guarantee will amaze you with beauty, culture, and spiritual enlightenment. When you’re walking on these trails it’s not hard to […]

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The Other Everest Base Camp – Tibet

Everest Base Camp Tibet – Long, Long Days I trekked my ass off the last two days en route to Everest Base Camp Tibet. We averaged nine hours a day of walking. The days were great. I’ve never been to a more quieter spot on the planet. So easy to meditate… become one with yourself […]

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Struggling Day 1 – Trek To Everest Base Camp, Tibet

View Larger Map Look, There’s Mt. Everest! I still remember my first look at Mt. Everest. We were driving down the highway in Qomolongma National Park in Tibet. Qomolongma is the Tibetan name for Everest. It means “mother goddess of the earth”. My guide Norbu had asked Sonum our driver to pull over to the […]

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Gypsies on The Dunes

View Larger Map Heading For The Sam Dunes I had arrived in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan with a plan to hire a guide and trek by camel through the desert. Most tourists that visit Jaisalmer will book a camel trek or safari. Lasting anywhere from one to twelve days or more, most people end up on a […]

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