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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Kathmandu's Durbar Square, where life in Nepal afer the earthquake goes on as usual. This woman still sells corn kernels to fee the ubiquitous pieons that flood the old palace grounds.

Six months after the temblor, I flew into Kathmandu to see for myself what life was like in Nepal after the earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and made hundreds of...

Groom's family gathers at his parent'shome early in the morning on the day of the wedding

In Nepali culture, special ceremonies called pujas are held to give a name to a newly born child, for the child’s first haircut, for a wedding, a person’s 84th birthday, and...

Woman attending a puja to honor a deceased relative in Nepal

In the ‘Daily Photos’ area of my blog I recently published a portrait of a woman attending a Nepali puja for a relative who had died one year earlier. One of...

Fully clothed worshipers immerse in the freezing cold holy pools in front of Muktinath, one of the eight most sacred Hindu shrines in the world

More than worrying about whether I would be able to carry my heavy backpack while trekking the Lower Mustang area in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, I was concerned about altitude...

Incessant winds rip dwn from the mountains every afternoon in Lower Mustang, shredding prayer flags on the hilltop monastery

I stood on the stairway leading to the Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayan town of Marpha, holding onto the railing for dear life as as gale force gusts shredded the gauzy...

Looking back on Kagbeni during a day trek to Eklibhatti

There was no hint of shade. The high-noon sun mercilessly reflected off glittering piles of micaceous sand, eroded from the surrounding mountains. My pack was growing heavier by the moment and...