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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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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