Upper Mustang Valley Nepal-Horseback

Upper Mustang, Nepal – Buddhist Monks, Secret Warrior Caves And The Ride Of My Life

View Larger Map The Upper Mustang Region I recently had one of the most thrilling experiences ever when I rode horseback from the heart of the Upper Mustang region in Nepal to some secret caves formerly used by The Khampa Warriors, soldiers, of Tibet. We were fifty kilometers from the border of Nepal and Tibet, […]

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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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Rural Udaipur, India-Hiking Through Hills And Everyday Life

A Retreat From The City I was staying in the beautiful jewel of Rajasthan, Udaipur. Palaces that seem to float on picturesque Lake Pichola. Ancient temples and forts. It’s the quintessential romantic Indian fantasy. It’s of course a top wedding destination in India. They still have a Maharaja here, his nickname is Shriji. But it […]

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Yinhe Cave Temple – Taipei – A Spiritual Oasis In The Middle Of A Waterfall

View Larger Map Maokong Gondola Station And New Friends I was ready for another hike around Taipei. My guide book suggested a hike above the Moakang Gondola station that would take me to a beautiful waterfall and Buddhist temple carved out of the side of a mountain. Exercise, adventure, some spiritualism mixed in, I’m liking […]

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Pushkar Camel Fair: Surviving Part 2

I found a great fresh juice place in the bazaar. Stools sit almost right in the pedestrian area so it’s perfect for people watching and chatting with other travellers. I found Pushkar one of the easiest places to strike up a conversation with strangers. I still don’t know exactly why. Was it me? Was I […]

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Pushkar Camel Fair: Surviving The First Two Days

View Larger Map The Journey I had been planning a trip to The Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan, India for two years. Now I finally find myself in Jaipur ready for a bus ride to this fabled event. What I don’t know yet is the camel fair is more than just a place where camel […]

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Danshui District, Taiwan – Sunsets, Breezes and Food!

The Danshui, or Tamsui district of Taipei is a lovely little retreat that’s a convenient stop at the end of the MRT line of the same name in New Taipei City, Taiwan. On a recent extended stay in Taiwan I made a couple of day trips to this river/seaside district that is a combination park, […]

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